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:
- HIV or AIDS
- 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
- Chronic pain that has not been reduced after 6 months of conventional treatment
- Severe nausea
- 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:
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Upload or photocopy the patient’s Arkansas driver’s license or identification card