To renew your Arkansas medical marijuana card, follow these steps:
Mail the completed application with the required items to:
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham, Slot 50
Little Rock, AR, 72205
It may take up to 14 working days from the date your application and payment are received to process your application. A physical medical marijuana card will be mailed to you once your application has been approved. For more information on Arkansas medical marijuana renewals, contact the ADH at (501) 682-4982 or toll-free at 1-833-214-8619. Note that you can renew your card for up to 60 days before the expiration date of the current card.
Arkansas allows patients to renew their medical marijuana cards using the state medical marijuana patient registry system. You need the same documents for paper renewal applications and online renewals. These include:
On the state’s medical marijuana system, you will be required to complete and submit the renewal form and then pay the renewal fee with a credit card or debit card. The renewal application may take up to 2 weeks to process. If your renewal application is approved, you can print the new card on your profile on the system.
Your Arkansas medical marijuana registry identification card is valid for up to one year from the date it is issued. It is also possible for your card to be issued with a validity period shorter than one year if designated by your physician.
Yes, you need a medical marijuana card renewal doctor to re-certify you each time you intend to renew your Arkansas medical marijuana card. The state allows physicians and osteopathic doctors to issue medical marijuana certifications. The state does not keep a list of qualified doctors issuing medical marijuana certifications. Patients are required to find approved doctors on their own.
The Arkansas medical marijuana card renewal fee is $50. However, a consultation fee applies when visiting the medical marijuana card renewal doctor for re-certification. This fee varies from one healthcare provider to another but typically costs between $150 and $200.
Medical marijuana card renewals are completed online or by mail to the Department of Health. No local offices or municipal agencies are approved to receive applications for medical marijuana card renewals.
If you are an out-of-state patient with a medical marijuana card or equivalent from your state, you can apply for a visiting out-of-state patient registration to the Arkansas Department of Health. Note that the condition for which you were approved in your state must also be a condition approved in Arkansas for your application to the ADH to be successful. If you have a valid Arkansas out-of-state patient registration, you can purchase medical marijuana from licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in the state.