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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Law

Status

Not Yet Operational

Law Signed:

2016

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic or debilitating disease
  • Crohn's disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Intractable pain
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • PTSD
  • Seizures
  • Severe arthritis
  • Severe nausea
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Any medical condition or its treatment approved by the Department of Health

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Patients who possess a physician’s recommendation may legally possess and obtain medical cannabis provided by state licensed dispensaries.

HOME CULTIVATION

No

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES

Under the law, regulators will license up to 40 dispensary providers and up to eight marijuana cultivators.

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Not yet

CONTACT INFORMATION

The law took effect on November 9, 2016. However, because of emergency legislation (House Bill 1026) enacted by lawmakers, regulators have until July 1, 2017 to begin accepting applications for those seeking a state license to grow or dispense medical cannabis.
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