When it comes to growing, selling, and using medical marijuana/cannabis, each state in the U.S. has its own laws on what is or isn’t legal, how it is prescribed, and how it is sold.
Cultivation Facility License and Surety Bond:
In Arkansas, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission administers and regulates licenses to operate a dispensary or a cultivation facility. The application process includes paying fees and obtaining a surety bond.
Dispensary Facility License and Surety Bond:
The Commission may not issue more than 40 licenses for dispensaries in Arkansas. These licenses are to be distributed among eight geographic zones, to ensure that they are available throughout the state. No more than four dispensaries are allowed in any one county, and a license issued in one zone may not be used in another. No individual may have interest in more than one dispensary. The Commission will notify the public when a license is available. Fees include:
To qualify for an Arkansas medical marijuana card, you must have one of the following qualifying conditions.
If you are an Arkansas resident who has a qualifying condition and needs a medical marijuana card, contact the Sanctuary today. Our friendly staff will gladly connect you with a qualified physician who can help you get the treatment you need.
I Have a Caregiver. Can They Purchase Medical Marijuana for Me?
If you have a medical marijuana card, you can only use medical cannabis inside of your home. Consuming medical marijuana in public could lead to serious legal consequences. For best results, keep it inside!
If you are applying for a medical marijuana card in Arkansas, you probably have a lot of questions about the process. Here’s the most frequently asked questions we receive about applying, using, and buying medical cannabis in the Natural State.
You can purchase up to 2.5 ounces or 71 grams of medical marijuana every 14 days from a single dispensary. You must buy your cannabis from a state-licensed dispensary.
Patients who possess a physician’s recommendation may legally possess and obtain medical cannabis provided by state licensed dispensaries. Patients under the age of 21 are not permitted to consume herbal forms of cannabis. Inhaling herbal cannabis is not permitted by adults in the presence of a pregnant woman or a child age 14 or under. Dispensaries may not provide cannabis-infused food or drink products with more than 10mg of THC. They may not provide cannabis-infused edible products that are “modeled after non-cannabis products primarily consumed by and marketed to children.”
Under the law, regulators will license up to 32 dispensary providers and up to five marijuana cultivators.