Apply For Your Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card

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Getting started only takes a few minutes. Simply sign up, answer a few questions, and schedule your appointment. Everything should be this easy.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 153 reviews

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Legal Status

Medical Program

Possession Limits

Medical patients


Recreational users

2.5 oz/14-day period

Illegal

State Taxes

Medical patients


Recreational users

10.5%  State Tax on Medical     

NA

Cultivation

Cultivation

What You Get Using SwiftieMed in Arkansas

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
Schedule an appointment to see a Arkansas-approved medical marijuana prescriber through SwfitieMed at a time that is most convenient for you.

Make sure you register with the Arkansas Department of Health as a registered patient and get your Patient ID number before your scheduled appointment to avoid delays in processing your certification.

Consult with a doctor for 10-15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. Our staff is on standby waiting to help you book your consultation. Please do not hesitate to reach out, we’d be happy to help.

REGISTER WITH THE STATE
You will need to register with the state using your driver’s license or state ID number along with providing your current address before your scheduled appointment with the doctor. It is important to list your name exactly as it appears on your ID and that your address is recognized by the United States Postal Service as a valid address. Where numbers are required to be entered in the application, do not add any spaces, dashes, or hyphens so the system can easily recognize your information. It is crucial that you perform this step before seeing your doctor so they can access your information in the state medical cannabis database.

The system is instantly verified and will give you a patient ID number. The doctor will upload this number and your records will be updated to reflect that you have been certified for medical marijuana treatment. You must have a working email address for the application process, as you will receive an email detailing your next steps.

GET YOUR CARD
After your prescription has been approved by the doctor,

The state will mail you your card and you can begin purchasing marijuana legally from any Arkansas dispensary once you have your card in hand. The state can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to mail your card depending on the number of applications that they are actively receiving at that time.

Your certification for medical cannabis is valid for one year and you will need to renew it annually by having another consultation with the doctor. SwiftieMed will get in touch with you when your Arkansas medical marijuana card is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

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Recent Reviews

Veriheal is very good at reminding you when you have to renew. Makes it very easy !

Benjamin

Sep 30, 2023

Veriheal is very good at reminding you when you have to renew. Makes it very easy !

Benjamin

Sep 30, 2023

Veriheal is very good at reminding you when you have to renew. Makes it very easy !

Benjamin

Sep 30, 2023

Veriheal is very good at reminding you when you have to renew. Makes it very easy !

Benjamin

Sep 30, 2023

Veriheal is very good at reminding you when you have to renew. Makes it very easy !

Benjamin

Sep 30, 2023

Veriheal is very good at reminding you when you have to renew. Makes it very easy !

Benjamin

Sep 30, 2023

Overall rating: 4.9 out of 5 based on 233 reviews

Cost Information

Below is cost information for getting a Arkansas medical marijuana card through SwiftieMed. When it's time to renew your card, we'll reach out with an exclusive price.

New

Medical Marijuana Certificate

$199

Additional State fee

$50

Total

$249

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Arkansas's Cannabis Program - Quick Stats

Total Number of Medical Marijuana Patients:

94,373

The number of Arkansans with active marijuana patient cards rose 8.4% in 2023.

Range of Medical Marijuana Products Available:

38

Arkansas’s dispensaries sell an average of $785,000 in cannabis products a day.

Range of Medical Marijuana Products Available:

Dry cannabis flower, tinctures, edibles, extracts, vapes, and suppositories

Arkansas’s medical cannabis program permits all formulations of cannabis.

Average Price of Medical Marijuana Products:

$5-$14 per gram

An ounce of medical cannabis in Arkansas can cost up to $400.

Number of Licensed Cultivators and Processors:

8

Home cannabis cultivation for medical purposes is illegal in Arkansas.

Annual Revenue from Medical Marijuana Sales:

$31 million (2023)

The state’s 38 dispensaries sold 62,227 pounds of medical marijuana in 2023.

About Cannabis in AR

Following a setback last year, Arkansas activists are mobilizing for a renewed push towards a 2024 Marijuana Ballot Initiative. This endeavor goes beyond proposing a constitutional amendment for recreational cannabis use; it seeks to broaden the initiative’s scope by incorporating provisions such as expungement, home cultivation, and industry expansion, aiming to increase accessibility for individuals to enter the cannabis sector.

Like so many U.S. regions, the Land of Opportunity State placed a checkbox on the 2020 November Election ballot asking citizens to vote yes or no on the Arkansas Recreational Marijuana Initiative. If passed, Arkansas would have been added to the list of states who first legalized medicinal marijuana before legalizing recreational marijuana. The measure to make cannabis legal came with opposition. In June, KATV reported that the Supreme Court ruled, due to COVID-19 and a lack of canvassers, citizens could sign the petition asking for the ballot question. It worked, with up to 23,000 signatures.

Meanwhile, medicinal cannabis has been allowed in Arkansas since November 2016, when the measure Issue 6 gained 53% approval, specifically for seriously ill patients who are prescribed drugs for chronic pain. Since then, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment has added dozens of conditions to the list of qualifying conditions. 

Qualifying Conditions in Arkansas

There are more than a dozen conditions in Arkansas that make residents eligible for a medical cannabis card and they include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic arthritis
  • Chronic muscle spasms characteristic of multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic nausea
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Intractable pain not responsive to traditional drugs
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • PTSD
  • Seizures characteristic of epilepsy
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis

Any medical condition or its treatment approved by the Arkansas Department of Health is eligible for consideration. Unlike some states with predefined lists of qualifying conditions, Arkansas allows patients to request the addition of their specific condition to the approved list through a petition to the Department of Health. However, not all physicians can certify patients with qualifying conditions. State regulations dictate that the certifying medical provider must be a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathy in Arkansas, hold a DEA-controlled substances license, maintain good standing to practice medicine in the state, and establish a genuine physician-patient relationship with the patient they are certifying for medical cannabis.

Arkansas offers a payment plan for prospective patients who may struggle with the cost of obtaining a license. The state provides various payment options, including monthly installment plans and discounts for veterans, along with referral discounts for those who promote their services. Upon approval, patients are entitled to up to 12 months of complimentary follow-up appointments after their initial consultation.

Becoming a Medical Cannabis Patient in AR

Per the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), individuals seeking medical marijuana in Arkansas can register online with the ADH. Both patients and caregivers must pay a non-refundable $50 fee. Additionally, caregivers are obligated to cover a $37 fee for a background check.

To be eligible, patients must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older (minor patients may qualify with parental consent)
  • Have a diagnosis of a qualifying medical condition
  • Obtain official written certification from a physician
  • Provide proof of Arkansas residency

Members of the Arkansas National Guard and the United States are not eligible for medical marijuana.

Becoming a Caregiver in Arkansas

According to the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines, individuals seeking an Arkansas medical cannabis caregiver card must meet several criteria. They must be at least 21 years old, provide care for the patient or minor, have no felony convictions, and possess a state license or identification card confirming their residence. Caregivers are responsible for covering the $37 fee for a criminal history check. However, legal guardians of minors are exempt from the criminal history check requirement but must still pay the caregiver registry card application fee.

Becoming a certified medical caregiver for cannabis presents an opportunity for Arkansas nurses and home health care providers to integrate cannabis into patient treatment. Caregivers are authorized to handle, possess, purchase, and transfer medical cannabis from dispensaries to patients. They may also assist patients with product selection, dosing, record-keeping, and administering medical cannabis when necessary. Through proper training and education, patients and caregivers can access laboratory-tested medical cannabis products that can complement traditional therapies like chemotherapy.

Parents and guardians of pediatric patients are required to become caregivers on behalf of their children. Like patients, appointed caregivers must register for an ID card with the Arkansas Department of Health, providing both their own information and that of the patient they will assist. Caregivers must also submit a signed declaration affirming that they will only provide marijuana to their designated patient and not divert it to others.

In contrast to some states, Arkansas permits caregivers to hold multiple cards for each respective patient they care for. Additionally, caregivers can possess a medical cannabis license themselves while holding multiple caregiver cards.

It can take between four and six weeks after your fingerprint appointment, a portion of the background check, to receive notification about being approved as a caregiver.

Possession and Cultivation Limits in Arkansas

  • Patients are allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of medical cannabis every two weeks.
  • The cannabis must be purchased from a state-licensed dispensary listed under the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act.
  • Caregivers who monitor patients also have permission to possess the same amount of medical cannabis.

Visiting Patients

Arkansas permits visiting patients from out of state with certified medical cannabis licenses to apply for a 30-day card to purchase cannabis. The application process takes 10 to 14 days for processing, so visitors should ensure they apply well in advance of their travel to the state.

Available Products

Arkansas dispensaries offer a diverse range of products. As of 2022, medical marijuana patients can buy cannabis flower, tinctures, edibles, extracts, vapes, and suppositories.

How to Renew Your Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card with SwifiteMed

A medical marijuana card in Arkansas is to easy to renew right on Swifitemed’s website. 

Frequently Asked Questions

You can obtain a medical marijuana card in Arkansas by applying online through the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) website.

The first step is to obtain an official written certification from a physician stating that you have a qualifying medical condition.

Yes, you must possess a valid medical marijuana card issued by the ADH to purchase from dispensaries in Arkansas.

Arkansas law does not provide specific protections against employment discrimination based on medical marijuana cardholder status.

Yes, you must be a resident of Arkansas to qualify for a medical marijuana license.

To qualify, you must be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition, obtain written certification from a physician, and provide proof of Arkansas residency.

If your application for medical cannabis is not approved, you may appeal the decision or consult with a healthcare provider for alternative treatments.

Federal law prohibits individuals who use marijuana, even medicinally, from possessing firearms. Therefore, having both a medical marijuana card and a gun license may present legal complications.

No, consuming medical cannabis in public places is prohibited by Arkansas law.

Arkansas dispensaries offer a variety of products, including cannabis flower, tinctures, edibles, extracts, vapes, and suppositories.

No, Arkansas does not accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards. You must obtain a medical marijuana card issued by the ADH to purchase cannabis in Arkansas..

The cost of a medical marijuana card in Arkansas is $50 for patients and caregivers, with an additional $37 fee for caregivers’ background checks.

Yes, medical marijuana cards in Arkansas must be renewed annually.

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