Becoming a Caregiver, Producer or Provider in Arkansas


Similar to patients, designated caregivers must also register with the Arkansas Department of Health for a ID card. When applying for an ID card, the caregiver must submit their own information and the information of the patient they will be assisting. The caregiver must also submit a signed statement that they will not divert marijuana to people other than their qualifying patient.

A caregiver must be above the age of 21 (unless they are a parent of a qualifying patient) and have not been convicted of certain felony offenses.


The Application for production facilities is available here. At this time the Arkansas Department of Health anticipates on awarding five licenses. The application process runs from June 30, 2017 until September 18, 2017.


The Arkansas Department of Health Anticipates it will award 32 licenses to medical cannabis dispensaries. The instructions for provider applications are available here. Applications will be accepted from June 30, 2017 until September 18, 2017.