Medical Marijuana Laws by State

Medical marijuana laws by state vary drastically in their scope and implementation, including the regulation of dispensaries and the types of illnesses treated. Please write to your Senators and let them know how you feel.


Recreational and medical use


Medical use only


CBD only state


Currently still an illegal state



Legalization: This state has legalized marijuana for medical use.
Law:Medical Marijuana Amendment – Approved Nov. 8, 2016 by 53.2% of voters
How The Law Reads:

Constitutional amendment making medical marijuana legal in Arkansas and establishing a system for cultivation, acquisition, and distribution of marijuana.

Approved Conditions: Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, Tourette’s syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, PTSD, severe arthritis, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s disease; A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one (1) or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; peripheral neuropathy; intractable pain, which is pain that has not responded to ordinary medications, treatment, or surgical measures for more than six months; severe nausea; seizures, including without limitation those characteristic of epilepsy; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including without limitation those characteristic of multiple sclerosis; Any other medical condition or its treatment approved by the Department of Health

Possession/Cultivation: 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana per 14-day period

Contact and Program Details:
Arkansas Department of Health


Patient Registry Fee:To be determined.
The new law gives the Department of Health 120 days to adopt rules and regulations for the medical marijuana program. A Medical Marijuana Commission will be created to determine licensing requirements for dispensaries and cultivation facilities.

Accepts other states’ registry ID cards?

Registration: Mandatory