Caregivers grow and process cannabis on behalf of patients. They cannot charge for cannabis, only recoup the costs of goods.
Current Estimated Patient Counts: TBD
How can I get an Arkansas Medical Cannabis Card?
Currently, Arkansas is not distributing Medical Marijuana Cards because they are yet to award business licenses and implement locations for dispensing the medicine. Once the state launches the necessary licensing, patients will be able to receive a written recommendation from a physician to apply for a Registration Identification Card, which is issued by the Department of Health.
What are the qualifying conditions for Medical Cannabis in Arkansas?
- Immunodeficiency Virus/Syndrome
- Hepatitis C
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Severe Arthritis
- Alzheimer’s Disease
In addition to, “A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one ore more of the following:
- Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Intractable Pain
More than six (6) months of the following conditions:
- Severe Nausea
- Seizures, including those characteristic of Epilepsy
- Severe or Persistent Muscle Spasms
Dispensaries sell legal cannabis, and cannabis products, to responsible adults in compliance with local regulations.
Arkansas Dispensary Licenses
- The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission will be awarding 32 marijuana dispensary licenses.
- The commission will establish an open application period for available licenses.
- Licenses will be distributed within eight (8) geographic zones, which are yet to be determined. This is in an effort to ensure accessibility to medical marijuana across the state.
- Arkansas offers two different types of dispensary licenses; one for solely dispensing, and a 2nd for cultivating dispensaries, which permits the dispensary to cultivate (grow) their own product for retail sale.
- Dispensaries licensed to grow can have up to 50 mature plants and 150 immature plants.
Dispensary License Fees:
- $7,500 application fee
- If an application is unsuccessful, the applicant will be reimbursed 50% ($3,750) of their application fee
- $15,000 one-time licensing fee
- $22,500 annual license fee
Cultivating Dispensary Fees:
If awarded, the applicant must pay a dispensary license fee of $25,000 in certified funds.
Dispensaries may grow or possess:
- 50 mature marijuana plants at one time
- 150 immature marijuana plants at one time (clones for retail sale)
A dispensary also may contract with a cultivation facility to cultivate one or more mature marijuana plants the dispensary is permitted to grow.
Non-Cultivating Dispensary Fees:
- If awarded, the applicant must pay a dispensary license fee of $2,500 in certified funds
What kind of point-of-sale do I need to operate a Dispensary?
Most states require dispensaries to track and trace all of their cannabis-related products for regulatory and compliance reporting requirements. Our Dispensary Point of Sale and inventory management system provides comprehensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking with a focus on compliant data points. If your state requires seed-to-sale systems to stay compliant, BioTrackTHC has you covered. Our system is customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each and every state.
You can view a full list of required documentation and information for Arkansas Dispensary Licenses here.
Grower (also commonly referred to as Producers or Cultivators) – Cultivators are responsible for growing cannabis. Mature plants are harvested and transferred to a Processor.
Arkansas Cannabis Cultivation Center Licenses
In Arkansas, a marijuana cultivation license permits the license holder to cultivate, prepare, manufacture, process, package, sell and deliver usable marijuana to a dispensary. Applications will not be considered without all required information, documentation, and applications fees.
- Cultivation Facilities may grow and possess usable marijuana in an amount reasonably necessary to meet the demand for and needs of qualifying patients as determined by the commission.
- Cultivation Facilities are also permitted to possess marijuana seeds.
- Regulations allow for 5 Cultivation Center Licenses throughout the state.
The Medical Marijuana Commission will establish an open application period for available licenses.
Cannabis Cultivation License Application Fees:
- $15,000 application fee
- If the application is unsuccessful, 50% ($7,500) will be refunded to the applicant
- $100,000 annual license fee
- If you are awarded a cultivation license, applicants have 7 days to submit a $100,000 cultivation facility license fee in certified funds.
What kind of tracking system do I need to operate a Cultivation Facility?
Most states require an extensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system to monitor cultivation efforts and inventory. Our cultivation seed-to-sale-tracking solution provides comprehensive data tracking with an emphasis on compliance. Customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each state, BioTrackTHC also features an all-in-one business tool to help you operate every aspect of the cultivation business by itself, or as part of the vertically-integrated cannabis business.
Detailed information on Arkansas Cultivation Licenses can be found here.
Laboratories can test cannabis for concentration and contaminants. Prior to entering the consumer market, all regulated cannabis is required to undergo Quality Assurance testing.
Arkansas Laboratory Licenses
Licensing information for Arkansas Medical Marijuana Laboratories has not yet been defined by the state. Information will be updated here as it becomes available.