As of early 2017, governmental bodies in Arkansas are considering the legalization of medical cannabis in the treatment of serious symptoms and illnesses. See Marijuana Medical Benefits When this law is passed, it will also make room for a few dozen dispensaries and cultivation facilities around the state.
The table below outlines Alabama’s main marijuana laws.
5-64-101, et seq.
Less than 4 oz., 1st offense: Class A misdemeanor (max. 1 yr., $2,500 fine); 1-4 oz., and any subsequent offense: Class D felony (max. 6 yrs., $10,000 fine); 4 oz. - 10 lbs.: max. 6 yrs., $10,000 fine; 10-25 lbs.: mandatory min. 3 yrs - max. 10 yrs. and $10,000 fine; 25-100 lbs.: mandatory min. 5 yrs. - max. 20 yrs. and $15,000 fine; 100-500 lbs.: mandatory min. 6 yrs. - max. 30 yrs. and $15,000 fine.
14 g or less: misdemeanor (max. 1 yr., $2,500 fine); 14 g - 4 oz.: felony (max. 6 yrs., $10,000); 4 oz. - 25 lbs.: mandatory min. 3 yrs. - max. 10 yrs. and $10,000 fine; 25-100 lbs.: mandatory min. 5 yrs. - max. 20 yrs. and $15,000 fine; 100-500 lbs.: mandatory min. 6 yrs. - max. 30 yrs. and $15,000 fine; increased penalty within 1000 ft. of school
500 lbs. or more (presumption of intent to traffick): mandatory min. 10 yrs. - max. 40 yrs., $15,000 fine
Yes, in 2016 voters approved the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, (Issue 6) as an amendment to the state constitution. This amendment legalized marijuana for medical use in Arkansas for 17 qualifying conditions and allowed for the establishment and regulation of marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities. Qualifying medical conditions include:
- Positive status for HIV/AIDS
- Hepatitis C
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Tourette’s snydrome
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Severe arthritis
- Alzheimer’s disease
For the most updated information, speak with an attorney or contact the Arkansas Department of Health.