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Commission: Medical Marijuana Cards To Take Effect Feb. 15

(KFSM) — Those who have qualified to receive medical marijuana cards will see those cards take effect a week from Friday. Members of the Medical Marijuana Commi...

(KFSM) — Those who have qualified to receive medical marijuana cards will see those cards take effect a week from Friday.

Members of the Medical Marijuana Commission confirms to 5NEWS that the cards will take effect Feb. 15.

So far, 7,004 have been approved for medical marijuana cards as of Jan. 31, according to the Arkansas Department of Health website.

Branch chief with the Arkansas Department of Health Connie Melton said if you supposed to be receiving a card in the mail to wait until end of the month before calling and if you still haven’t applied for a card.

“We process applications within 14 days if it’s a complete application they will hear back from us within that 14 day period with their card or whether they need additional information that might not have been included in their original application,” she said.

It's still not clear when medical marijuana sales will begin in Arkansas. The Medical Marijuana Amendment was approved by voters in 2016.