Arkansas Dept. of Health to Begin Accepting Patient Applications

A long time bastion of marijuana prohibition, the Deep South is slowly waking up and allowing medical marijuana a respectable place in their accepted pharmacopeia.

On Wednesday, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) announced they would begin accepting medical marijuana applications for patients seeking state-issued cards by the end of June.

Passed last November by a respectable 53-46%, Arkansas’s list of qualifying conditions is extensive:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis C
  • Lateral sclerosis
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • PTSD
  • Severe arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cachexia
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Chronic pain

Firing up June 30, medical marijuana patient applications will be made available on the Arkansas Department of Health website.

Despite the current absence of any licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Arkansas, the state plans on taking applications in preparation for next year. Once Arkansas’s medical marijuana dispensaries are up and operational – anticipated to take place in early 2018 – the state will begin issuing their Arkansas medical marijuana cards.

Applicants will be charged a nonrefundable $50 fee and…

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