State and Relevant Medical Marijuana Laws

Medical Marijuana Amendment (Issue 6) – Approved Nov. 8, 2016 by 53.2% of voters

Effective: Nov. 9, 2016

Constitutional amendment making medical marijuana legal in Arkansas and establishing a system for cultivation, acquisition, and distribution of marijuana.

Approved Conditions: Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, Tourette’s syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, PTSD, severe arthritis, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s disease; A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one (1) or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; peripheral neuropathy; intractable pain, which is pain that has not responded to ordinary medications, treatment, or surgical measures for more than six months; severe nausea; seizures, including without limitation those characteristic of epilepsy; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including without limitation those characteristic of multiple sclerosis; Any other medical condition or its treatment approved by the Department of Health

Possession/Cultivation: 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana per 14-day period

Contact and Program Details

Arkansas Department of Health

Patient Registry Fee:

To be determined
The new law gives the Department of Health 120 days to adopt rules and regulations for the medical marijuana program. A Medical Marijuana Commission will be created to determine licensing requirements for dispensaries and cultivation facilities.

Accepts other states’ registry ID cards?