Oklahoma was one of the states in America that were tough on medical marijuana users. The penalties for possession were very harsh. The high number of prisoners caught with marijuana possession led to the legalization of marijuana in the state in June 2018. Currently, it is lawful to use marijuana in Oklahoma if you have a medical marijuana card.
To get a medical marijuana card, you need to have a medical condition for which a physician believes medical cannabis can provide relief. Like other states that have legalized medical cannabis, Oklahoma has not specifically stated which conditions qualify for medical marijuana. Whether or not you qualify to use medical marijuana is dependent on your doctor’s evaluation.
Some of the conditions that would qualify you for medical marijuana include:
- Chronic pain
- Opiate dependency
Steps On Applying For A Medical Marijuana Card
Applying for a medical marijuana card involves four main steps:
Step 1: Make An Online Application
To apply for medical marijuana, visit Oklahoma’s official medical marijuana platform i.e., www.omma.ok.gov/apply-now. You will be required to fill out a few forms and provide information about details like your full names, date of birth, mailing address, telephone number, and your physician information. You will also need to present a physician recommendation form from a licensed doctor and sign the application form electronically before submitting it.
Step 2: Schedule An Appointment With a Doctor
All doctors are not required to participate in the medical cannabis program. If your current doctor does not recommend medical cannabis for their patients, you need to find a physician who does. First, you need to download a physician recommendation form, present it to a medical marijuana doctor, and have the doctor’s office fill it and scan it so you can submit it together with your application.
Step 3: Submit Other Required Documentation
Apart from filling the online application and submitting a doctor’s recommendation form, there are other documents required to complete your application. These include proof of identity, proof of Oklahoma residency, and a full-face photograph.
For proof of residency, you can submit any one of the following:
- Driver’s license
- Identification card
- Voter’s card
- Residential property deed
- A rental agreement for a residential property
- A utility bill
For proof of identity, you can submit any one of the following:
- A driver’s license
- A tribal I.D. card
- An identification card
- A U.S. passport
Step 4: Pay and Submit Your Application
After completing the application, you need to pay the application fee and submit your application to be reviewed by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA). After the OMMA is reviewed and you are approved for a card, you will receive a letter confirming your approval within 14 days of submitting the application. You will also receive a valid MMJ card that permits you to purchase medical marijuana from any licensed dispensary in Oklahoma. With this card, you can buy cannabis for personal use or for growing to satisfy your individual needs.
However, if your application is wanting, you will be notified through email. You will receive a letter of denial within 14 days after submitting your application. In most cases, applications are turned down if applicants fail to provide all the valid documents.
Wrapping It Up
The legalization of medical marijuana in June 2018 was like early Christmas for Oklahoma residents; many other U.S. states were to follow suit. To be able to use medical marijuana, you are required to have a medical marijuana card. To get this card, you only have to apply online, get a physician recommendation form, and submit all other necessary requirements. If your application is approved, you will be free to purchase medical marijuana from any licensed physician in Oklahoma.
To start the process please complete this form – Medical Marijuana Card Application.