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Here’s How Many Patients Qualify For Medical Cannabis in Arkansas

According to Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) more than 500,000 patients would qualify for medical marijuana in Arkansas. The top qualifying condition is peripheral neuropathy (182,882) followed by cancer (182,607).

Using the Arkansas All-Payer Claims Database ACHI found that the total number of qualifying patients statewide is: 541,673

ACHI further reports that;

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016 listed 18 conditions and symptoms for which a patient may qualify for medical marijuana. This graphic uses Arkansas All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) data1 to assess the potential number of qualifying patients in Arkansas based on those conditions and symptoms.

Conditions not represented in this graphic due to imprecision or lack of diagnosis codes include severe arthritis, severe nausea, severe muscle cramps, fibromyalgia, and intractable pain.Importantly, Colorado medical marijuana registry statistics as of December 2016 show that 93 percent of qualifying patients in Colorado reported severe pain as a qualifying condition, which is not a specific diagnosis.

Importantly, Colorado medical marijuana registry statistics as of December 2016 show that 93 percent of qualifying patients in Colorado reported severe pain as a qualifying condition, which is not a specific diagnosis.While the potential is large in Arkansas, no more than 2 percent of the population in any state that has legalized medical marijuana has been certified for its use.

While the potential is large in Arkansas, no more than 2 percent of the population in any state that has legalized medical marijuana has been certified for its use.

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Corey Hunt

Corey Hunt

Corey is the co-founder of the #illegallyhealed movement. On most days, you can find him playing in Photoshop.

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