Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act

Natural Medicine for the Natural State

Read the initiative.

What is medical cannabis?

Cannabis is a medicinal plant with dozens of peer-reviewed studies demonstrating its many uses. It is non-toxic, non-addictive, and often works when all other medicines fail. Cannabis may be ingested via pills, ointments, tinctures, edible foods, and via vaporization or smoking.

Patients suffering with HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, cancer and chemotherapy, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and other illnesses find that cannabis relieves their symptoms—sometimes when nothing else will.

Cannabis’s medical applications include:

  • • Relief from nausea & appetite loss
  • • Prevention of blindness by reducing intraocular pressure
  • • Reduction of muscle spasms from MS, ALS & related conditions
  • • Pain relief & replacement of opiates.

Do doctors support medical cannabis?
Hand holds a leaf from an organically growing medical cannabis plant.

  • “ Cannabis saved my life. ”

    Kathy Reynolds • Arkansas cancer survivor

  • “ Every 19 minutes, somebody dies of a prescription drug overdose. It doesn't happen with [cannabis.] ”

    Sanjay Gupta, MD • Neurosurgeon & Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN

  • “ Within ten minutes of smoking it, my headache disappeared. The nausea disappeared. ”

    Emily Williams • Arkansas cancer survivor

  • “ Now, I’m terrified. Can we wait two more years? My fear is my children won’t last two years. ”

    Melissa Davis • Arkansas mother whose children suffer from rare seizure disorder

  • “ …[cannabis] is less toxic than many of the drugs that physicians prescribe every day. ”

    Joycelyn Elders, MD • Former US Surgeon General