Arkansas Medical Cannabis Patient Counter:

Patient Counter

Source: Arkansas Department of Health, as of 2017-08-04.

Source: Arkansas Department of Health, as of 2018-07-13. See chart.

Right now is an exciting time for the burgeoning medical marijuana industry in Arkansas. The application period for dispensaries and cultivation facilities ended on September 18th, 2017. The 95 cultivation facility and 227 dispensary applications are currently in the hands of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission, and the successful licensees have not been awarded yet.

The latest:

Dispensary licenses should be issued by mid November! The ALC Executive Subcommittee passed rules this morning with three provisions for the MMC. 1. To allow the MMC to begin process to seek independent consultant to score dispensary applications. 2. Put a procedure in place to break a tie in dispensary scoring (double blind lottery). 3. Allow MMC to keep applications live for 24 months. The goal was stated for dispensary scoring to be complete before Dr. Roman and Dr. Carroll's terms expire, at the end of November! ... See MoreSee Less


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I freaking hope so!

Arkansas is the worst freking place to live for people who need medical cannabis!

Chuck Widmer

each should be able to grow for them self what they need

Still taking forever I need my meds

So Arkansas issued approx 3k medical marijuana cards to patients good for ONE year at a fee of $50 each, yet won't have medical marijuana available during that year 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

Card starts 30 days before available get your cards now !

Have they started growing yet?

Nobody can tell me when when these places will be open. This is ridiculous!

Greetings, I was born and raised in Arkansas and have over ten years of verifiable experience in the cannabis industry as a cannabis chef! Is it true that every collective will need a cannabis chef?

If we can get isolate from out of state we don't have to wait for cultivation centers? I'm sorry if that sounded dumb. I don't know much about Arkansas law but I know CBD isolate is no longer a crime to make as long as it comes from hemp. I am also very familiar with CBG and CBN!

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Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association

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EXCLUSIVE: Jury nullification... explained by an Arkansas State Representative. Find out more about jury nullification here: ... See MoreSee Less


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Did and went to jail 😭😭

Patients: your medical card is valid for one year from the time it is issued. Cards will not be issued until 30 days prior to the expected dispensary opening date. At that time the one-year term will begin. There is no advantage in waiting to apply a card. Go ahead and apply now to beat the inevitable rush! ... See MoreSee Less


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Thanks for this info. Erin Bright

Still hard to find a DR that can do the certification without it costing 200+ or having to travel across the hills.

Any info on when the growing begins etc?

Do you keep your right to bear arms if you get a card?

Well it all comes down to this. Obviously the majority of citizens in Arkansas WANT and NEED the best possible medicine we master growers and breeeders have and it will be coming there very soon. One way or another

Whats the expected opening date?

I have spent $270 to a doctor to certify I qualify and $50 to the state . Still waiting. Are going to have to have a doctor recertification every year?


where does one apply?

Some of us just don't have the money yet

Well I’ve paid and was patiently waiting but now I’m getting pissed. I kind of figured something would happen to slow it down but nothing this bad.

Got mine awhile back. I'm glad I did, it's out of the way now.

I guess if you see a pain management doctor, and don’t want to be without one or the other you should wait!

Good. I was afraid they would go from the day you were ok’d.

It will be 2019 til we have shops open.

Why do we have to pay these ridiculous prices by the doctors listed on the website above? I seen it did say our doctors may fill the information out for us even if they arent on the list. Since it is medically used will insurance not cover it? It’s been so long since it’s passed and I researched it I can’t remember lol I was all up to date on it but too many years has passed lol.

The rush? All of Arkansas will be approved before it's available. The rush will be getting everyone's cards out

If a person is in the medical (well dental) field, are they able to get a card if they have one of the conditions?

How do you apply

Go to the AR Dept of Health website. Simple instructions.

Arkansans are spending hundreds of dollars on certifications and fees for a program that may never be up and running. We need to just go full recreational. Issue 6 has destroyed our hopes of a functioning program.

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