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Medical Cannabis Certifications

What is a Cannabis Physician Certification?

To obtain your medical marijuana identification card in the state of Arkansas, you will require written certification from a reputable physician. At Arkansas Progressive Medicine, we have the privilege of having Dr. Flippin, a certified medical marijuana physician, who will carefully evaluate your case and provide you with the necessary documents.

Our dedicated team offers comprehensive initial evaluations and certifications, as well as convenient certification renewals. Please note that the cost of marijuana physician certifications is an out-of-pocket expense. For an initial evaluation, our practice charges $250, and for certification renewals, the fee is $200.

Nevertheless, we understand that not everyone may qualify for certification. That's why we offer no-risk evaluations at Arkansas Progressive Medicine, meaning there is no fee if you do not meet the requirements. Furthermore, as a token of appreciation for veterans, we extend a 10% fee discount to honor their service.

What conditions qualify for a cannabis physician certification?

To qualify for a marijuana physician certification, individuals must have previously received a diagnosis of one or more qualifying conditions. The state of Arkansas recognizes various qualifying conditions for obtaining a medical marijuana card, which include:

  • Cancer

  • Intractable pain


  • Hepatitis C

  • Ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • Tourette syndrome

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Persistent muscle spasms

  • Severe arthritis

  • Epilepsy/seizures

  • Peripheral neuropathy

  • Chronic nausea

  • Idiopathic peripheral neuropathy

  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS)

  • Glaucoma

  • Wasting syndrome

Additionally, applicants must be 18 years old or older and possess valid Arkansas state identification, such as a current driver’s license.

While Arkansas Progressive Medicine provides discounts to veterans, it is important to note that state law prohibits members of the Arkansas National Guard or United States military from obtaining a medical marijuana card.

MMJ Card Example
MMJ Card Example

What happens during a cannabis physician certification visit?

The specifics of your marijuana physician certification are contingent upon your medical history. In order to streamline the certification process, the esteemed team at Arkansas Progressive Medicine kindly requests that you have your medical records forwarded to our office prior to your visit.

During your evaluation, your provider meticulously examines your medical history, symptoms, and ongoing treatments. Additionally, they may conduct a thorough physical examination and administer diagnostic tests to gain a comprehensive understanding of your health needs and concerns.

If you possess a qualifying medical condition for the medical marijuana program, your provider will diligently complete the necessary paperwork to facilitate the issuance of your card.

In the event that you do not meet the criteria for a qualifying condition, our experienced team may suggest alternative therapies to address your needs.

To obtain further information regarding marijuana physician certifications at Arkansas Progressive Medicine, we encourage you to contact our office or conveniently schedule an appointment online today.

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