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UPDATE: The suspension of expiration dates on Arkansas Medical Marijuana cards will end September 30, 2020.  If the expiration date that appears on your card is on or before September 30, 2020, your card will expire September 30, 2020. Please submit renewal applications by September 11th to allow time for processing.

Telemedicine will continue to be allowed until further notice.


Telehealth is currently being allowed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means applicants for a medical marijuana registry card must still submit a complete written certification form from a physician licensed in Arkansas, a patient application, a copy of the applicant’s Arkansas driver’s license or ID and the $50 processing fee. Applications are currently being accepted online and through the mail. We not have a list of physicians offering certifications through telehealth.  Applications can be submitted here.

Expiration Dates:

Expiration dates for medical marijuana cards have been suspended until September 30, 2020. If your card shows an expiration date on or before September 30, 2020, your current card will allow you to purchase medical marijuana at your local dispensary through September 30, 2020.  Renewal applications are being processed for individuals who wish to go ahead and renew their cards. To renew you will need an updated physician written certification, patient application, copy of your Arkansas driver’s license or ID and $50 processing fee. Applications can be submitted here.

Approved Number of Medical Marijuana ID Cards As of:
81,991 September 18, 2020

Patient applications may take 10-14 days to process. Incomplete applications will be returned.

Fee Schedule

Type Current Fee *fees may change*
Patient medical marijuana card application  $50.00 (nonrefundable)
Caregiver medical marijuana card application  $50.00 (nonrefundable)
Caregiver criminal background  $37 (nonrefundable)
Renewal of card $50.00 (nonrefundable)
Visiting Patient $50.00 (nonrefundable) 30-day card

The Arkansas Department of Health is  available to answer questions about your Arkansas Medical Marijuana ID card or about applications for  a medical marijuana testing lab.

The Arkansas Department of Health is NOT able to  provide information regarding:

To learn more about dispensary locations, click here.  

If you have questions about your medical condition and medical marijuana please consult your physician. 

Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Our office is closed on all published state holidays.

If you require assistance completing your application feel free to call us.

If you have questions about cultivation and dispensaries, please click here.

Rules and Regulations Governing Medical Marijuana Registration, Testing, and Labeling in Arkansas
Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment 98 of 2016
Public Health Advisory on Human Use of Products Derived from Cannabis, Including Marijuana and Hemp
Medical Marijuana Annual Reports
Office Address Phone
Medical Marijuana 4815 W. Markham St., Slot 50
Little Rock, AR 72205

Toll Free 1-833-214-8619 or
501-682-4982 or

Public Health Accrediation Board
Arkansas Department of Health
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4815 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205-3867