Arkansas’ medical marijuana law was a constitutional amendment that went into effect in November of 2016.
It made medical marijuana legal in the state of Arkansas and established an oversight system for the farming, packaging, and marketing of marijuana products within state boundaries.
The Arkansas Department of Health has the final say on what medical conditions are approved for the use of medical marijuana. As it stands today, only the following are approved for medical intervention with physician-prescribed marijuana:
Tourette’s syndrome, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, cander, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, PTSD, chronic arthritis, Alsheimer’s disease, fibromyalgia; wasting syndrome, chornic neuropathy, any pain that is not responsive to more conservative and traditional medical methods including medication and surgery for more than six months — such as chronic nausea and muscle spasms, pain associated with epilepsy, including severe muscle spasms and seizures. Pain associated with multiple sclerosis that also resists more traditional medical treatment may be treated with marijuana extract from a licensed dispensary.
The fee for marijuana therapy per patient is $50.00, payable on a yearly basis.
Out of state patients who have a valid medical marijuana use ID from their home state will be permitted to purchase up to 2.5 ounces in a fourteen day period, upon completion of the appropriate paperwork.
Patients and their caregivers are prohibited from cultivating their own marijuana plants, but must obtain it from a registered pharmacy only.