How to Get an Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card

The Arkansas Department of Health has both online and mail-in applications for a Medical Marijuana Registry card.

Who can qualify?

To be eligible for medical marijuana you must be 18 years of age or older, or have a parent or guardian who can also apply as a caregiver. You also must have proof of residency in Arkansas and possess an Arkansas driver’s license or state identification card. You cannot be a member of the Arkansas National Guard or U.S. Military. And finally, you must be diagnosed with one of the following medical conditions by a qualified physician:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Chronic pain that has not been reduced after 6 months of conventional treatment
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms like those of multiple sclerosis

How much does a Medical Marijuana card cost?

There is a $50 application fee that can be paid online or through the mail with a check or money order

How do I apply?

You can apply for a Medical Marijuana card with the following steps:

  1. Get an official Physician Certification form filled out by your physician. This can be uploaded to your online application or copied and mailed in with the rest of your documentation
  2. Fill out a Patient Application form. The information provided must match the patient’s driver’s license or identification card. If a caregiver is required, also fill out the Caregiver Application. These documents can be completed online or by mail.
  3. Pay the $50 application fee online or by mailing in a check or money order made payable to the Arkansas Department of Health. Cash is not accepted.
  4. Upload or photocopy the patient’s Arkansas driver’s license or identification card


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