Norphlet Arkansas Medical Marijuana Doctor
AR MMJ Cards provides medical marijuana cards to residents of Norphlet, Arkansas. Norphlet came by its unusual name by way of a post office error in the 1890s. In the 1880s, the town had first been known as Haymos and later Jesse. The town was re-named for Nauphlet Goodwin. When the Post Office was established in 1891, the name “Nauphlet” looked like “Norphlet” to the Postal Office staff members when they saw it written. As a result, the papers for the post office were issued for Norphlet.
A suburb of the county seat of El Dorado, Norphlet’s economy is largely dependent on the oil industry, as it has been for decades. In 1922, the town was the site of Arkansas’ most infamous oil disasters, an explosion and fire that left two enormous craters in the area. However, the oil industry continued to thrive. The oil industry brought many oil workers to Norphlet in the 20th century and continues to provide most of the jobs in the city in the twenty-first century. Norphlet is the ome to several small businesses, stores, and houses of worship. The crater from the 1922 explosion is now filled with water and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. The town’s historic City Hall is located on West Padgett Street, just down from Café 1891, where residents and visitors can enjoy home-style American fare.
The population growth of Norphlet stabilized due to the establishment of the MacMillan Oil Refinery. The refinery closed in 1987 and the property was acquired by Nor-Ark Industrial Corporation. However, it was abandoned in 1991 and oil contamination seeped into the water sources nearby. The Environmental Protection Agency oversaw a clean-up effort through its national Superfund program, and it was completed in 1997.
AR MMJ Card is a mobile medical marijuana certification service. The only service of its kind in Arkansas, our mission is to increase access to legal medical marijuana certification at the lowest cost and to provide our patients with the best possible guidance regarding the safe, responsible use of medical marijuana.
There are currently 18 qualifying conditions for medical marijuana therapy that the state of Arkansas recognizes as legal and valid:
- Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus/ acquired immune deficiency syndrome
- Hepatitis C
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Severe arthritis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Intractable pain which is pain that has not responded to ordinary medications, treatment or surgical measures for more than six (6) months
- Severe nausea
- Seizures including without limitation those characteristic of epilepsy
- Severe and persistent muscle spasms including without limitation those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
The AR MMJ Card process: a potential patient will submit the patient information form found on our website and upload a record of a qualifying condition. Within one business day, the patient will receive a phone call to schedule a concierge appointment. Visits generally take about 15 minutes, but extra time is reserved so the doctor is able to answer any questions the patient may have. Upon conclusion of the certification, the patient will receive the Physician’s Written Certification required for a State-issued medical marijuana card. We guide every patient through the process of applying with the state of Arkansas, once you have received your medical recommendation from AR MMJ Card’s concierge physician.
For patients without documentation of a qualifying condition, an appointment will need to be scheduled with our concierge service to confirm qualification for $100 before proceeding with medical marijuana card certification. Per HIPAA regulations, any information obtained between a physician and a patient in a bona fide medical arrangement is completely confidential and private. This is known as Protected Health Information and a third party can only obtain it with the written consent of the patient. Qualification is not guaranteed. Qualifying is based on the doctor’s determination, qualifying conditions, and a patient’s complete medical history.
AR MMJ Cards (Arkansas Medical Marijuana Cards) was founded by Dr. Daniel Whitelocke to ensure patients receive quality care and have access to alternative medicines including medical cannabis. After extensive research on the benefits of medical marijuana card programs in other states, Dr. Whitelocke decided he wanted to help patients by offering affordable medical cannabis card certifications. Rather than having patients experience the inconvenience of a long clinic wait and added cost, Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card services are brought directly to the patient.
Dr. Whitelocke is the only MMJ Card certification that offers mobile medical marijuana cards – he or his team can meet at a home, office, favorite coffee place, or other location that is convenient for the patient. It is important to note that AR MMJ Cards does not carry ANY form of marijuana products nor do we sell any form of THC-containing products in our mobile clinics. These products can only be obtained legally from a licensed Arkansas dispensary.