How does Arkansas Medical Marijuana Program work?
Arkansas’ legalization of medical cannabis was approved by voters in November of 2016. The law allows
seriously ill patients to obtain and consume medical marijuana with a doctor’s approval. Medical
marijuana sales started in May 2019 and in just a few short months, there have been over 15,000
registered medical marijuana patients in the state. The state’s medical marijuana program is regulated
by the Arkansas Department of Health, which issues medical marijuana ID cards for patients and
caregivers. Arkansas patients may consume medical marijuana only in their homes. Consumption in
public is not allowed.
What conditions qualify me for medical marijuana?
Arkansas’ Issue 6 allows the following 18 conditions for medical marijuana in the state:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease
Cachexia, or wasting syndrome
Intractable pain, defined as pain that has not responded to ordinary medications, treatment, or
surgical measures for more than six months
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
Changes to Arkansas’s medical marijuana?
There are several amendments to the law that have been proposed to expand the number of qualifying
conditions, but until it becomes law, Pure Care Clinic of Little Rock, Arkansas is bound by certifying the
above medical diagnoses. To obtain your Medical Marijuana ID Card, you will need to meet one-on-one
with one of our board licensed physicians to review and discuss your medical history. We then assist you
with your submission of all the required documents to the State of Arkansas Department of Health. Your
application will be fully complete and submitted when you leave our offices.