Arkansas (AR) Medical Marijuana Laws

Voters approved passage of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, known on the ballot as Issue 6, on Nov. 8, 2016. The measure removes criminal sanctions against those who use medical marijuana under doctor’s orders, although dispensaries and cultivation centers have yet to be developed. Patients who want access to medical marijuana must apply with the state, including a written certification from a physician licensed in the state.

  • Illnesses: The law has an extensive list of qualifying conditions, too numerous to list here
  • Possession: Up to 2.5 oz. of usable cannabis
  • Cultivation: Those who qualify for a Hardship Cultivation Certificate (based on financial need) may cultivate up to 10 plants
  • Dispensaries: Nonprofit Cannabis Care Centers will be licensed to distribute medical marijuana