HOW TO GET A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD IN OKLAHOMA

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ORIGINS CANNABIS OKLAHOMA MEDICAL CARD EVENTS

At Origins, we host patient drives at our stores in Oklahoma to help community members apply for and receive their OMMA card. Our next event is Friday, October 30th from 1-6 PM at Origins Edmond. It is $35 to attend and includes a submission + doctor recommendation. Register in-store with a cannabis guide before Wednesday, October 28th.

1. FIND AND SEE A DOCTOR WILLING TO RECOMMEND MEDICAL MARIJUANA

The first step in getting your medical marijuana card is finding a doctor who is willing to consult about medical cannabis. It’s important to find a doctor that is familiar with the cannabis space. Leafly offers lists of cannabis-focused clinics and a list of physicians who are comfortable with medical cannabis. Check out their website to find a clinic or physician near you.

Once you schedule your appointment, bring a blank copy of the OMMA’s Physician Recommendation Form and be prepared to have a conversation about why you’re looking to get a medical marijuana card.

Qualifying Medical Conditions for Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA)

Most medical cannabis states require patients to qualify for a card by having one of a strictly prescribed list of medical conditions. Oklahoma does not. There is no list of state-approved qualifying conditions in Oklahoma.

You must be 18 years or older to be considered for a medical marijuana card. For Oklahoma residents under the age of 18 seeking medical marijuana, there is a separate process that involves getting a second recommendation from a doctor and additional information from the parent/caregiver.

A physician may recommend medical cannabis for any condition they believe will be improved with medical marijuana use. Some common conditions of medical marijuana patients include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Appetite loss
  • Muscle pain
  • Body aches
  • Migraines
  • Nausea
  • Inflammation

When speaking with a physician be honest about your cannabis use whether you are a regular user or are new to marijuana. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

2. APPLY ONLINE FOR YOUR OKLAHOMA MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD

After receiving your recommendation from a physician, the next step is to apply online for your Oklahoma medical cannabis card. Go to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) website to submit your application online. The online application form must be completed within 30 days of the physician’s signature on the Recommendation Form, so it is important that you complete this step in a timely manner.

To apply for an Oklahoma MMJ card online, you’ll need to enter:

  • Patient’s full name
  • Proof of identity
  • Address, and proof of residency
  • Date of Birth
  • Phone
  • Email address
  • Physician’s contact information
  • Clear, color, full-face digital photograph (like a passport photo)

You will also need the following documentation:

  1. Proof of Oklahoma residency (digital, color copy of one of the following):
    • Oklahoma driver’s license (front and back)
    • Oklahoma identification card (front and back)
    • Oklahoma voter identification card
    • A utility bill for the calendar month preceding the date of application, excluding cellular telephone and internet bills
    • A residential property deed to property in the State of Oklahoma
    • A current rental agreement for residential property located in the State of Oklahoma

2. Proof of identity (digital, color copy of one of the following):

    • Oklahoma driver’s license (front and back)
    • Oklahoma identification card (front and back)
    • S. passport or other photo identification issued by the U.S government
    • Tribal identification card approved for identification purposes by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety:
      • United States Bureau of Indian Affairs identification card or a Oklahoma tribal photo identification cards: Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache of Oklahoma, Absentee Shawnee, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Choctaw, Delaware, Caddo Nation of Oklahoma issued on or after January 8, 2008.

3. A clear, color, full-face digital photograph (like a passport photo)

4. Adult Patient Physician Recommendation Form dated within 30 days of application submission

      • Please note: The “Certifying Board” field on this form must be filled out in its entirety or the application will be rejected. Please ensure the physician fills this out using the full, complete name of his or her certifying board (e.g., “American Board of Family Medicine” instead of “Family Medicine”).

5. If applicable, the patient’s Medicaid (SoonerCare) or Medicare insurance card or enrollment documentation

3. PAY THE OMMA FEE

The next step is to pay the standard application fee of $100. If you have proof of Medicaid (SoonerCare) or Medicare enrollment, the state reduces the application fee to $20. Once you have paid the fee, you can complete and submit your Oklahoma medical card application to OMMA.

4. RECEIVE YOUR CARD AND VISIT A DISPENSARY

After you submit your application, the next step is to receive your card! Regardless if you are approved or denied, you should expect a response from the state of Oklahoma within two weeks of submitting your application.

Once you’ve been approved, you can legally visit a dispensary. Your OMMA medical marijuana card will allow you to access more than 1,100 dispensaries in Oklahoma. Before visiting a dispensary, review Oklahoma medical marijana possession laws:

  • Possess up to 3 oz of cannabis on your person
  • Store up to 8 oz of cannabis at home
  • Grow up to six mature plants and six seedlings in a private residence
  • Possess up to 1 oz of cannabis concentrates
  • Possess up to 72 oz of cannabis-infused edibles

OTHER OKLAHOMA MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARDS FAQ'S

What do I get with an Oklahoma MMJ card?

With an Oklahoma MMJ card, you can legally possess cannabis in Oklahoma. There are still limits and legal consequences if you ignore the laws set in place with having a medical marijuana card.

What is not allowed with an OMMA card?

When having a OMMA card, you are not allowed to:

  • Travel across state lines with medical marijuana
  • Operate a motor vehicle while high
  • Sell or donate your excess marijuana – including to other patients
  • Use butane for processing
  • Smoke or vape anywhere where tobacco smoking is restricted

Can I grow my own marijuana?

With your medical marijuana card, you can legally grow up to six mature cannabis plants. In addition you can have up to six seedlings in a private residence. Once harvested, possession of any more than 8 oz of actual cannabis flower is prohibited. You will need to either process it, or completely dispose of it because selling or donating cannabis is strictly prohibited by law.

What if I don’t have a caregiver?

If you don’t have a caregiver and need one, caregiver licenses are available for caregivers of certain patients who can provide documentation from a physician that they need a caregiver. This documentation is part of the Adult Patient Physician Recommendation Form and can be provided by you when you submit your application or at a later date by accessing your online account.

A patient can only have one licensed caregiver at a time, and the caregiver must submit an application meeting all requirements. This includes the requirement that the caregiver must provide a Caregiver Designation Form signed by you.

What happens after I apply?

Once your application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the OMMA. If it meets all requirements, the program staff will mail an approval letter with the identification card within 14 business days of the application submission date.

If the application is incomplete due to unclear or missing information or documents, the applicant will receive email correspondence stating the reason(s) it is incomplete and will be able to log back in to the online account to make corrections.

What if I get rejected?

If the application is reviewed and denied because the applicant does not meet all the requirements, a denial letter stating the reason(s) for denial will be mailed to the applicant within 14 business days of submission.

You can always reapply for a medical marijuana card in the future. Understand the reason for your denial and work with your physician on other medications to rule out their effectiveness.

What do I do if I move or change addresses?

If you move or change addresses, both patients and caregivers can make updates to their information through the OMMA application portal. To update your information, login to your account, select "create new application" and select "patient update" or "caregiver update." Please check your email after completion for your updated application status.

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