Additional Important Information

by Dr. Daniel Whitelocke M.D.

Thank you for visiting my website! The greatest joy I get out of my profession is being able to share information that will guide patients to living healthier, higher quality lives. I pinch myself sometimes because I feel so lucky to be happy doing what I love for a living.

Here is some additional information regarding Medical Marijuana and the Certification Process that you may be interested to know. It’s important to keep oneself educated on the medication you consume, so feel free to check back often or keep up with me on twitter or facebook to see all of the lasted medical information about marijuana, hemp, and cannabis.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Q: Why Choose Us?

    A: We offer the lowest price for medical marijuana certification in the state, and AR MMJ Card is the only service of it's kind in Arkansas, offering medical marijuana certification straight to your doorstep.​

  2. ​ Q: What form of payment do you take?

    A: Payment is accepted by card via square app.

  3. 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

  4. Q: What if I have a qualifying condition, but don't have paper work to support it?

    A: If you do not have documentation to support your qualifying condition, you will need to schedule an appointment with our concierge service to confirm your qualifying condition for $100, before proceeding with your medical marijuana card certification.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 containing products in our mobile clinics. The products can only be obtained legally from an Arkansas licensed dispensary.

  7. 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 18 qualifying condition for a medical marijuana card in Arkansas.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Q: What are the side effects of medical cannabis?

    A:

    • Delayed reaction time

    • Impaired Cognition

    • Decreased performance on short-term memory function tests

    • Worsening of Chronic Bronchitis (if inhaled through smoke)

    • Decreased visuospatial discrimination

    • Paranoia

    • Dry mouth

    • Red eyes

    • Nausea

    • Increased appetite

    • Possible worsening of depression

    • Somnolence (sleepiness)

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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