About this Organization
The 2016 Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act was certified by the Arkansas Attorney General (Dustin McDaniel) in September of 2014 and we’ve been collecting signatures ever since. In order to be on the ballot, we’ll need 67,887 valid, registered voters.
The AMCA is a comprehensive blueprint for establishing and regulating a medical cannabis program in Arkansas. This is not a recreational measure. Overseen by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), it provides for up to 38 initial non-profit Cannabis Care Centers across the state. This number can be amended by the ADH to ensure that all areas of the state have adequate coverage. Counties and cities will have the ability to restrict centers. Administration will be completely self-funded by a tax on cannabis medication.
Patients must get a written recommendation by an Arkansas physician, then obtain a license from the Department of Health before they can buy from a Cannabis Care Center. Prices will be on a sliding scale for people who qualify as low-income.
Patients living more than 20 miles away from a care center who also meet other requirements as established by the ADH, may apply for a Hardship Cultivation Clause. This limited cultivation would allow for up to five mature plants (measuring more than 12”) and five seedings. The cultivation area must be enclosed and locked and will be registered with and inspected by the ADH.