AR ADC 006.02.7-3Arkansas Administrative Code
Ark. Admin. Code 006.02.7-3
3.3 “Approved Laboratory” means a laboratory that is accredited by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC), and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) or similar accrediting entity as determined by the Department, and that has been approved by the Department specifically for the testing of usable marijuana.
3.5 “Batch” means, with regard to usable marijuana, a homogenous, identified quantity of usable marijuana, no greater than ten (10 pounds, that is harvested during a specified time period from a specified cultivation area, and with regard to oils, vapors, and waxes derived from usable marijuana, means an identified quantity that is uniform, that is intended to meet specifications for identity, strength, and composition, and that is manufactured, packaged and labeled during a specified time period according to a single manufacturing, packaging and labeling protocol.
a. A person who is at least twenty-one (21) years of age, has not been convicted of an excluded felony offense, has agreed to assist physically disabled qualifying patient with the medical use of marijuana, and who has registered with the Department of Health pursuant to the requirements of the Amendment and these Rules.
3.31 “Lot” means an identified portion of a batch, that is uniform and that is intended to meet specifications for identity, strength, and composition; or in the case of a vapor, oil, or wax derived from usable marijuana, an identified quantity produced in a specified period of time in a manner that is uniform and that is intended to meet specifications for identity, strength, and composition.
3.35 “Medical Marijuana Container” means a sealed, traceable, food compliant, child-proof packaging that cannot be opened by a child, or that prevents ready access to toxic or harmful amounts of the packaged product, and that meets the testing requirements in accordance with the method described in 16 C.F.R. § 1700.20, as existing on January 1, 2017.
a. Cancer, glaucoma, 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, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer's disease, or the treatment of these conditions;
b. A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one (1) or more of the following: 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; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including, without limitation those characteristic of multiple sclerosis; and
3.47 “Usable marijuana” means the stalks, seeds, roots, dried leaves, flowers, oils, vapors, waxes, and other portions of the marijuana plant and any mixture or preparation thereof. Usable marijuana includes cannabinoid edibles, cannabinoid concentrates, and cannabinoid extracts. Usable marijuana does not include the weight of any ingredients other than marijuana that are combined with marijuana and prepared for consumption as food and drink.
3.49 “Visiting qualifying patient” means a patient with a qualifying medical condition who is not a resident of Arkansas or who has been a resident of Arkansas for less than thirty (30) days and who is in actual possession of a registry identification card or its equivalent that is issued under the laws of another state, district, territory, commonwealth, or insular possession of the United States and has registered with the Department.
Adopted July 29, 2017. Amended July 16, 2020; May 30, 2022.
Current with amendments received through August 15, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credit for details.
Ark. Admin. Code 006.02.7-3, AR ADC 006.02.7-3
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