Walnut Ridge Medical Marijuana Doctor
Ozark MMJ Cards provides medical marijuana cards to residents of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Walnut Ridge merged with nearby College City in 2017 and is adjacent to Hoxie, located to its south. This combined urban area is home to approximately 8,000 residents. Walnut Ridge is the county seat of Lawrence County.
Three major highways serve the population of Walnut Ridge, including Highway 63, Highway 412, and famous Highway 67, also known as Rock and Roll Highway 67. Many celebrated musicians played along this stretch of highway in the 1950s. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Billy Lee Riley, and Sonny Burgess are a few of the famous entertainers who frequented the area. In the 1960s, the Beatles changed planes at the Walnut Ridge airport and giving Walnut Ridge a connection to the band that lasts to this day. The town is the only Arkansas community the Beatles visited and the town proudly displays a life-size sculpture of the Beatles as they appear on the “Abbey Road” album. In addition, Walnut Ridge hosts the Beatles at the Ridge Festival every fall and storefronts throughout the town display Beatles signs, memorabilia, and caricatures year-round.
Walnut Ridge offers convenient educational opportunities to its residents. Williams Baptist University is a private university located in Walnut Ridge. Founded in 1941 as a two-year institution, Williams Baptist began granting four-year undergraduate degrees in 1984. In 2017, the university also began offering graduate degree programs, as well. The town is also within convenient driving distance to Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and Black River Technical College in Pocahontas.
Our mission is to increase access to legal medical marijuana certification at the lowest cost and to provide our patients with the best possible guidance regarding the safe, responsible use of medical marijuana.
There are currently 18 qualifying conditions for medical marijuana therapy that the state of Arkansas recognizes as legal and valid:
- Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus/ acquired immune deficiency syndrome
- Hepatitis C
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Severe arthritis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Intractable pain which is pain that has not responded to ordinary medications, treatment or surgical measures for more than six (6) months
- Severe nausea
- Seizures including without limitation those characteristic of epilepsy
- Severe and persistent muscle spasms including without limitation those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
The Ozark MMJ Card process: a potential patient will submit the patient information form found on our website and upload a record of a qualifying condition. Within one business day, the patient will receive a phone call to schedule a concierge appointment. Visits generally take about 15 minutes, but extra time is reserved so the doctor is able to answer any questions the patient may have. Upon conclusion of the certification, the patient will receive the Physician’s Written Certification required for a State-issued medical marijuana card. We guide every patient through the process of applying with the state of Arkansas, once you have received your medical recommendation from Ozark MMJ Card’s concierge physician.
For patients without documentation of a qualifying condition, an appointment will need to be scheduled with our concierge service to confirm qualification before proceeding with medical marijuana card certification. Per HIPAA regulations, any information obtained between a physician and a patient in a bona fide medical arrangement is completely confidential and private. This is known as Protected Health Information and a third party can only obtain it with the written consent of the patient. Qualification is not guaranteed. Qualifying is based on the doctor’s determination, qualifying conditions, and a patient’s complete medical history.
Ozark MMJ Cards (Arkansas Medical Marijuana Cards) was founded by Dr. Daniel Whitelocke to ensure patients receive quality care and have access to alternative medicines including medical cannabis. After extensive research on the benefits of medical marijuana card programs in other states, Dr. Whitelocke decided he wanted to help patients by offering affordable medical cannabis card certifications.