As of June 2018, Oklahoma became the 30th state to legalize medical marijuana and allowed Oklahomas to apply for a license.
With that came a lot of excitement and questions about how to obtain a medical marijuana card in the state. In this article, we’ll cover the steps to getting your medical marijuana card in Oklahoma.
First and foremost, you must be an Oklahoma resident to obtain a medical marijuana card. You will need a current Oklahoma driver’s license or state ID, as well as proof of residency, which can include a rental or utility bill. You must also be at least 18 years old.
The next step is to obtain a recommendation from a licensed physician. It’s important to find a doctor who is knowledgeable about medical marijuana and who is willing to recommend it as a treatment option. In Oklahoma, physicians who recommend medical marijuana must be licensed in the state and registered with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA). It’s a good idea to research doctors in your area who specialize in recommending medical marijuana and schedule an appointment with them.
Once you have obtained a recommendation from a licensed physician, you will need to apply for a medical marijuana card online through the OMMA website. You will need to provide your personal information, proof of residency, physician recommendation, and pay a $100 application fee. You may also need to submit fingerprints for a background check.
After submitting your application, it can take up to 14 days to receive your medical marijuana card. In the meantime, you can print a temporary license to use until your card arrives.
With your medical marijuana card in hand, you are allowed to legally possess up to three ounces of marijuana on your person and up to eight ounces of marijuana in your residence. You are also allowed to grow up to six mature plants and six seedlings for personal use.
It’s important to note that even with a medical marijuana card, there are certain restrictions. You cannot consume marijuana in public places, in a vehicle, or on federal property. It is also illegal to sell or transfer marijuana to someone who does not have a medical marijuana card.
In conclusion, obtaining a medical marijuana card in Oklahoma is a straightforward process. You must be an Oklahoma resident, obtain a recommendation from a licensed physician, apply online through the OMMA, and pay a $100 application fee. With your medical marijuana card, you can legally possess and grow marijuana for personal use.