Cannabis Rules & Regulations: Arkansas

Cannabis Rules & Regulations: Arkansas

Arkansas Cannabis History

On November 8, 2016, Arkansas voters approved the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment (AMMA), or Issue 6, with 53% of the vote.  After facing many legal hurdles, Arkansas now has more than 30 dispensaries providing medical cannabis to over 68,000 patients with qualifying conditions.

Arkansas Child-Resistant Packaging Rules

According to Arkansas law, containers holding marijuana and cannabis products must contain a label with the following information:

  • The business or trade name of the cultivator, dispensary, or distributor
  • A unique identification number
  • Date of harvest
  • Name of strain
  • Net weight in U.S. customary and metric units
  • Concentration of THC / CBD
  • Activation time expressed in words or through a pictogram
  • Name of the lab that performed any test, any associated test batch number
  • and any test analysis date
  • Universal symbol;
  • A warning that states: "For use by qualified patients only. Keep out of
  • reach of children.”
  • A warning that states: “Marijuana use during pregnancy or breastfeeding poses potential harms.”A warning that states: "This product is not approved by the FDA to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”

Useful Links for Arkansas Cannabis Regulations

A full list of regulations for child-resistant packaging in Arkansas, including those applying to cannabinoid extracts and concentrates can be found here.

All child-resistant packaging is subject to regulations outlined in The Poison Prevention Packaging Act, and further details can be found in §1700.15   Poison prevention packaging standards.

Arkansas Cannabis Growers Application

Editor's Note: Status as of 4/1/2021

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