Arkansas Medical Marijuana Dispensaries


Patients can now apply for medical marijuana identification cards in the state of Arkansas. However, possession and use of recreational marijuana is still illegal. Medical marijuana doctors in Arkansas provide recommendations for patients deemed eligible for medical cannabis, who then visit dispensaries to obtain medical marijuana. Most Arkansas dispensaries provide different cannabis strains for medicinal use, such as Sativa, hybrids and Indica.

Under Arkansas statutes, people with valid recommendations from their Arkansas medical marijuana doctor can possess no more than 2.5 ounces of cannabis at one time. In addition, medical marijuana patients must qualify for an Arkansas MMJ card before they can purchase medical cannabis at a dispensary.

Pending Guidelines for Medical Marijuana in Arkansas


The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration is expected to issue additional guidelines regarding the recent passing of the Medical Marijuana Amendment. These guidelines should include rules about the sale and cultivation of medical cannabis as well as additional information specifically for Arkansas marijuana doctors.

Although Arkansas is currently not issuing dispensary permits or authorizing medical marijuana use, the state expects to be implementing policies in the next several weeks. For those who think they may qualify for medical marijuana in Arkansas, we suggest you stay informed by checking this page frequently for updates about contacting certified marijuana doctors in Arkansas.

To become certified to recommend medical marijuana, physicians can submit a form to the Arkansas Department of Health. The ADH has put together guidelines for physicians who are interested in becoming certified to recommend medical marijuana as Dr. Marcus Welby has.

More Information About Issue 6 and Arkansas Medical Marijuana Doctors


According to Issue 6, medical conditions qualifying for recommendations from medical marijuana doctors in Arkansas include:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Cancer
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Glaucoma
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Severe arthritis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Wasting syndrome (cachexia)
  • Seizures/Epilepsy
  • Debilitating/chronic diseases

Medical marijuana patients in Arkansas will NOT be able to grow cannabis at home. Arkansas medical cannabis dispensaries will be permitted to deliver MMJ to patients with recommendations from their Arkansas marijuana doctor. In addition, Arkansas plans to tax medical marijuana sales in accordance with local and state sales tax laws.

As Arkansas further develops it’s medical marijuana program, ARCANNABIST.COM Will have a list of all verified medical marijuana doctors who wish to be listed here so long as they are legally operating with proper license. We will also allow all legally operating medical marijuana dispensaries the opportunity to list their dispensary at ARCannabist. Arkansas Medical Marijuana users can then check each listing and it’s reviews as well as see which mmj dr or dispensary is closest to them.

ARCannabist will allow verified users of each dr. or dispensary to leave honest feedback and reviews for listed medical professionals and dispensaries. This will include reviews on quality of marijuana sold at each vendor. We will insure that medical marijuana users can locate the highest quality medical marijuana services by visiting ARCannabist.com.

Arkansans can count on AR Cannabist to provide a easy to navigate up to date medical marijuana database of the top local mmj physicians and best mmj dispensaries in Arkansas.

If you have any questions about anything not covered here or you may have not understood clearly, feel free to contact us and ask whatever you may need to know regarding Arkansas Medical marijuana Laws. We strive to respond within 24 hours.