Medical Marijuana Certifications Specialist

Dane Flippin, M.D. -  - Cannabis Clinic

Arkansas Progressive Medicine

Dane Flippin, M.D.

Cannabis Clinic & Peripheral Neuropathy located in Jonesboro, AR

Like many other states in the country, medical marijuana is available in Arkansas. However, before obtaining your medical cannabis, the state requires you to have a marijuana physician certification. At Arkansas Progressive Medicine, the team includes certified medical marijuana physician Dane Flippin, MD. To schedule your risk-free consultation to learn more about marijuana physician certifications, call the office in Jonesboro, Arkansas, or book an appointment online today.

Medical Marijuana Certifications Q & A

What is a marijuana physician certification?

To get your medical marijuana identification card in the state of Arkansas, you need written certification from a physician. 

As noted, Arkansas Progressive Medicine includes certified medical marijuana physicians who can provide you with the documents you need after a comprehensive evaluation. 

The team offers initial evaluations and certifications, along with certification renewals. Marijuana physician certifications are an out-of-pocket cost. The practice charges $250 for an initial evaluation and $200 for certification renewals. 

However, Arkansas Progressive Medicine offers no-risk evaluations, which means you don’t have to pay a fee if you don’t qualify for certification. The practice also provides a 10% fee discount for veterans.

What conditions qualify for a marijuana physician certification?

To qualify for a marijuana physician certification you need to be previously diagnosed with one or more qualifying conditions. 

Qualifying conditions for the medical marijuana identification card in the state of Arkansas include:

  • Cancer
  • Intractable pain
  • HIV/AIDS
  • 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
  • Idiopathic peripheral neuropathy
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS)
  • Glaucoma
  • Wasting syndrome

You must also be 18 years old or older and have valid Arkansas state identification, such as a current driver’s license. 

Though Arkansas Progressive Medicine offers discounts to veterans, state law doesn’t allow members of the Arkansas National Guard or United States military from getting a medical marijuana identification card.

What happens during a marijuana physician certification visit?

The details of your marijuana physician certification depend on your medical history. To facilitate providing you with the certification, the team at Arkansas Progressive Medicine requests you have your medical records sent to the office prior to your visit. 

During your evaluation, your provider reviews your medical history, symptoms, and current treatments. They may also conduct a physical exam and run diagnostic testing to better understand your health needs and concerns.

If you have a qualifying medical condition for the medical marijuana program, your provider completes the necessary paperwork so you can get your identification card. 

If you don’t have a qualifying condition, the experienced team may offer other therapies to improve your health and wellness, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy or peripheral nerve stimulation. 

To learn more about marijuana physician certifications at Arkansas Progressive Medicine, call the office or book an appointment online today.