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:

Just got the updated numbers from the Arkansas Department of Health from Friday March 15, 2019

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I want them to take my card back and re-issue me one with the correct date when dispensaries are actually open. It is not fair for us to lose months that we paid for Arkansas is cricket I wish I wouldn’t have ever applied for my medical card until everything was up and going. Never thought it would take 1 million years for this to happen

If I got approved two years ago, should I be concerned I haven't got my card yet when others have?

Oklahoma has put Arkansas Medical Cannabis program to shame. No compassion in Arkansas, only GREED

I got mine yesterday! It was super easy, way easier than I expected.

They will most likely over tax it so much I won't be able to afford it anyway....

Until Arkansas gets its medical marijuana program together, I do believe I’ll stay illegal....

ACIA - let us know the numbers when the actual prices beat the real black market, okay?

So we have almost 9000 people who have paid their card fee and don't forget the Dr certification and AR has done nothing.NOTHING!!!!!

almost 10k citizens without gun rights.

I am very curious to know will Arkansas. Come through with the dispensaries opening up.

I haven't applied yet. Not paying 300.00 for paperwork.

Bad thing about it is if the dispensaries opens too soon they’ll be selling just pipes and papers the actual medication was just planted one grow in January one in February one in March so probably by end of May or first of June MAYBE unless they’ve planted before they were approved but that would be a big no no if caught

If I get disability will I be able to get the medical for this? Cuz it really helps with back pain is what I heard and I'm in so much pain but I can't take any pain pills otherwise my bowels shut down.


Got mine yesterday

Don't forget the grow who shipment of seeds was taken by the DEA....

Got my Card Yesterday


I thought dispensaries were allowed to grow? Where's THAT weed?

Does anyone know of who to speak with about getting a card you cant use? I paid for a year of use

I am only one patient. But I have received 5 cards so far. Anyone else? Was it a glitch on printing day? They do, all, have the same information.

Almost 10,000 people so far!!!

Does this number reflect caregivers?

Is there information on how you can get one?

Still waiting for my card

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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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The packaging for medical marijuana edibles is as childproof as pharmaceutical packaging and no one is worried about children getting into them. Stalling.

Interesting that Oklahoma had dispensaries up and going as soon as they got licensed and before they had actual crops to sell, what are you waiting for Arkansas???! Also yeah, so my mmj card has been "valid" since Feb 15; today is March 19. Over a month and its useless! Does it not piss anyone else off that the state cannot give us any difinitive answers and continue holding things up with red tape B.S. !!!! 🤬🤬🤬🤬 You know something is shady when surrounding states are passing mmj and are up and running within a few months, but yet here's Arkansas still dragging it out over 2 years's not right and its a complete joke and embarrassment!

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.

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

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.

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....

I believe SB440 still effectively bans edibles. Anything thats sweet, chocolate, gummy, or soda can be said to target children so in my opinion we can forget about being able to purchase edibles.

Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association...are you going to address the fact that this legislation still bans virtually all edibles? It bans all candies and anything thats considered a common food like cookies and brownies. This isn't a win for our program or patients in Arkansas. You should know that they will use children's "safety" to ban as much product as possible.

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

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

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

We want edibles

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

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..

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

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

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

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

PLEASE Read! SB440 STILL bans edibles! It passed the Senate by a vote of 26 2, 4, 3 on the 19th and sent to the House!

The Arkansas legal system is a joke.

Some of us can only use sugared gummies edibles so you shut out ALS, Parkinson’s, frontotemporal dementia, quadriplegics and any other neurological disease with symptom swallowing difficulties.

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

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

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?

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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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