Frequently Asked Questions
by Dr. Daniel Whitelocke M.D.
Q: What is the cost of a Medical Marijuana Card Certification House Call?
A: The consultation is currently $140. After you have a doctor approved Certification, $50 is the processing fee paid to the State of AR to issue your cannabis card for use at dispensaries. Click here to get started
Q: What form of payment do you take?
A: Payment by credit or debit card is secured through Square app. Cash is not accepted at certification house calls. Click here to get started
Q: How long does the home visit take?
A: Usually 10-15 minutes. Most of the information would have already been gathered via the complementary phone consultation prior to the visit so you can get your card faster. We do allot 30 minutes per visit for the patient to use as desired in case you may have questions for the doctor. Click here to get started
Q: What if I have a qualifying condition, but don't have paper work to support it?
A: You may become a patient with AR Concierge M.D. and schedule a concierge patient intake history and physical evaluation for $100. Once your diagnosis has been confirmed, you will be able to move forward with your medical marijuana card certification for $140. You may schedule these visits consecutively for a total of $240. Click here to get started.
Q: Is the Medical Marijuana Card Certification House call confidential?
A: Yes! Per HIPAA regulations, any information obtained between a physician and a patient in a bona fide medical arrangement is completely confidential and private. In other words, this is known as Protected Health Information. A third party can only obtain it with the written consent of the patient. Click here to get started
Q: Do you dispense any medical marijuana products?
A: No. We do not carry ANY form of marijuana products nor do we sell any form of THC or CBD containing products in our mobile clinics. The products can only be obtained legally from an Arkansas licensed dispensary.
Q: How do I know if I have been diagnosed with a particular condition that might qualify for medical marijuana?
A: Your doctor has a list of diagnoses on your Visit Summary that will reflect whether or not you have a qualifying condition for medical cannabis. Click here to see the 17 qualifying condition for a medical marijuana card in Arkansas.
Q: How do I obtain my paperwork?
A: The best place to start is to call your doctor and simply ask them to print out your visit summary from your most recent visit for your personal records.
Please note that your medical records belong to You and your doctor must legally release them to you if you request them. How you use this information and whom you share this information with is a personal and private decision.
Q: What are cannabinoids?
A: Cannabinoids act as neurotransmitters that participate in a diverse array of functions in the body. These functions are mediated by cannabinoid receptors that are present throughout multiple cell types and organ systems in the body.
This is why cannabis has such wide ranging effects. THC and CBD are the two most active cannabinoids in marijuana. The main difference between these structurally related organic compounds is that THC has a psychoactive component, whereas CBD does not have any psychoactive properties.
Q: What are the side effects of medical cannabis?
Delayed reaction time
Decreased performance on short-term memory function tests
Worsening of Chronic Bronchitis (if inhaled through smoke)
Decreased visuospatial discrimination
Possible worsening of depression
Q: What if I cannot or do not want to physically go to my doctor to get my paper records?
A: The easiest solution would be for them to eFax your visit summary to you (or Fax if you have a Fax machine). Internet fax applications are easy to download and very user friendly. If this method also presents with barriers, we can always assist you with getting you patient records.
Q: Does Medical Marijuana Certification status show up on Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program searches?
A: As of 6/24/19, no, it does not show up with the PMP. The most likely reason for this is that a doctor can approve a person to be medically fit to use medical cannabis, however, the physician does not write for an actual prescription, per se. Contrast this with, say, an opioid like hydrocodone that is prescribed as a certain number of pills to be dispensed to a particular person (e.g. 2 pills per day for 30 days). With MMJ, the patient goes to a dispensary and decides how much they want to purchase (within state limits). With that said, policies do change over time so it is the responsibility of the user to know state and local regulations.