Arkansas Medical Cannabis Patient Counter:

Patient Counter

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

Source: Arkansas Department of Health, as of 11/2/2018. See chart.

Right now is an exciting time for the burgeoning medical marijuana industry in Arkansas. The five cultivation licenses were ratified on 10 July, 2018. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission is sending out the dispensary applications to a third party for evaluation. Those licenses are expected to be issued closer to the end of 2018.

Upcoming events:


The latest:

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE -- Your voices have been heard and SB440 and 441 have been amended! The original drafts of these bills would have banned all sales of edibles, and all advertising for dispensaries, cultivators, MMJ doctors, and more. Now, the bills only limit advertising and edibles that are likely to target children -- a necessary regulation for businesses and a huge win for patients. We expect these bills to pass the Arkansas Senate today and move on to the House. With your help, we will keep fighting for the Arkansas cannbis community at the capitol and beyond. ... See MoreSee Less


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Good. They forget it is OUR will they are supposed to bring to fruition.

Eatables target children? That’s a laugh, bad parenting is the problem here, I prefer eatables, not as rough on my throat, let’s leave eatables alone, come on you guys can work a little harder and get this done right....

Now can they please give us a rebate on our card they ridiculously mailed in February

No reason even for these bills as federal law already applies as does other existing state statutes as well.

They are just trying to make it hard for this program tosucceed, it will be just like this until we have a body of legislators that are wanting to for fill the will of the people. I vote every time the polls are open, hope you do the same.

Good. We can have advertising for dangerous prescriptions why not for safe ones?

Thank you to everyone who called or emailed your reps.... this was almost as ludicrous as Jason Rape-rts attempt to prevent smoking marijuana.

Thank You ACIA For Everything You do and Continue to do....Much Love 💚💚💨💨💨

We just need to go recreational. These politicians are going to keep holding this up and undermining the voters.

We want edibles

If the kids get into the edibles seems to be some bad parenting! I've been in Arkansas since 86' wished I'd left along time ago. Arkansas is a joke with all this riding it out bs.

Let’s try offering WAY MORE commercial licensing and making it affordable. $2500 for each license here in Oklahoma.

Florida just approved flower. Everyone seems to move forward; but AR.

Seen on the news yesterday that there's not going to be enough mmj to supply all patients

Clearly whoever made this post HAS NOT read the "Amended bill!🤔🤔

Will we receive new cards with the new dates when dispensaries are actually opening? do we just get screwed out of the months that have passed with no way to use our cards?

I don't see any change in either of them. Here is SB 440 which has passed the senate yesterday.

How many advertisement that are up that shouldn't be up. Advertising is for adults not kids, it up to the parents to keep them medical marijuana edibles out of reach of kids. I rather make my own edibles infused marijuana brownies or cookies. Oh by the way, my kids n grad kids knows when I make my edibles it has medication in and they not allowed to have any and they know it up high out of reach... They get there brownies or cookies without medical marijuana in it.... "I always make 2 batches." Fair is fair That call responsible Adult..

What are they classifying as edibles that are likely to target children? Gummy worms?

The Arkansas legal system is a joke.

That is awesome! Do we have any idea when the dispensaries will be open?

Eric Lindsey

Fantastic, keep fighting!!!

Good job everyone!

Dispensaries opening next month?

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Updated patient count as of March 8, 2019 via the Arkansas Department of Health.

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Oklahoma has put the people in charge of our Arkansas Medical Cannabis program to SHAME. It shows how CORRUPT our elected officials really are. There are no excuses for the length of time they have taken to get our program running. How much money exchanged hands between them and pharmaceutical, tobacco and alcohol companies to do this. We all know this and they are fooling no one. I hope we will make a list and vote these people out of office. Oklahoma has more than 63,000 patients, thousands of grow centers and dispensaries for their people. ARKANSAS medical Cannabis program is a DISGRACE

Why even apply to get a card, when more than likely it’s probably going to expire before they finally quit dragging their heels & open up all dispensaries statewide? 🙄

Come on Arkansas, don't let Oklahoma beat us in medical marijuana card sign ups !!! Oklahoma has 77,192 patients already signed up !

Is there a way to check the status of an application? Seems like it’s been quite awhile and no word...

Arkansas government doesn’t want legal medical marijuana, their dragging their feet hopping to discourage people from getting their medicine, hang in there everyone, let’s show them how serious we really are....

In two weeks they only processed 289 patients?!? What are they doing thru the week??????????????

What good is the card without the medicine. They are all likely to expire before meds are on the shelves.

Yet still nothing...but Their sure welling to take your money...disgruntled Arkansans💔

We will be lucky if we still aren’t waiting on dispensaries in 2020

make it legal and put and end to all the B S

But do the patients getting the cards do they have to give up their firearms?

I have herd from multiple people that they applied for cards when they first started accepting applications. They have NOT received their cards yet. The only thing I have found in common with them is that they have all had to renew their DL in the last 2 YEARS and have a different picture. If this is the case, they should send out a letter and TELL people that they need to update their DL pic that was submitted with their application OR since they are stealing the pic straight from the DMV database they need to get on it and just transfer the pics and do their jobs. Who else has to renew their DL since submitting their application and has not received their MJ card?

7726 gun rights willingly given up!

Not like we didn't warn everyone what was going to happen

Not getting card until medicine is available

When it's legalized federally in 2020, do the patients get refunds and will the tax payers get the $1mil+ put back in the coffers?

More are coming. I'm TBI'd and completely qualify. I'm currently saving up 250$.

Need recreational before the state fail.

My card was $50 total out-of-pocket

I bet the health dept people are #freakingout 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

I’m just waiting on my card to come in the mail. Probably by March 21st. many cards does a patient need????? i have more than one

I submitted mine online 2-15-19. Checked status on ammsys yesterday, says a letter was mailed 3-7-19 requesting clarification....?????

2000 in process!!!

I think they knew this was coming.

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Guys, you need to read this. It is time to remind her that SHE WORKS FOR YOU. Her ideals & opinions mean NOTHING. She needs to remember that she is a public SERVANT. If you are in this scud's district, give her a call. Remind her who she works for.