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Are Edibles Legal in Oklahoma?

Aug, 2022
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Are you an Oklahoma medical marijuana patient with a taste for edibles, or do you prefer to eat your medicine rather than smoke it? We have good news for you— edibles are legal in Oklahoma. But, they don't come without regulations.

Under Oklahoma medical cannabis laws, the state allows marijuana-infused food products. The law defines food as “any raw, cooked, or processed edible substance, ice, beverage or ingredient used or intended for use for sale in whole or in part for human consumption.” 

There are so many intricacies surrounding edibles in the Sooner State — but let’s start from the basics. 

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What Are Cannabis Edibles?

The most common method of marijuana consumption is smoking, but edibles are also gaining rapid popularity.

So, what are cannabis edibles? They are foods and drinks infused with cannabinoids.

Edibles may contain any cannabinoid, but they usually contain the active ingredient in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol. Some edibles may contain little amounts of THC and higher amounts of CBD.

Brownies are the most common marijuana edibles, but they may come in other forms like gummies, mints, hard candies, drinks, capsules, tablets, and cookies.

As you know, smoking of any kind may harm your health, not just marijuana smoke. That’s why some consumers prefer edibles so they won’t expose themselves to any possible health issues from smoking.

Does this mean that smoking marijuana is certainly detrimental to your health? The answer isn’t that straightforward, but we have a guide to help you adopt safe smoking habits. 

Cannabis Edibles: Important Points to Note

Your body reacts in a different way to marijuana edibles compared to when you smoke marijuana. But that’s not all the information you need; here are some important points you need to know when consuming cannabis edibles in Oklahoma. 

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Read the Label Carefully

Always read the label to know what’s inside. The most important information you need to look out for on the label is the THC concentration; this will help you measure how much of the product you should consume.

If you’re trying edible for the first time, take no more than 2.5mg of THC and wait to feel the effects before you take more. Oklahoma medical marijuana instructs that labels must contain the following information:

  • List of ingredients  
  • Dosage
  • Allergens
  • Strain of marijuana 

Store Your Edibles Properly

Keep them safely out of the reach of children and pets. Cannabis edibles like brownies and cookies look like ordinary treats without cannabis and can appeal to unsuspecting children.

Unintentional consumption of cannabis by children and pets can have severe health problems, a common issue you want to avoid. Also, it's smart to keep the labels on the products so you can differentiate what treats are cannabis edibles and what aren't infused.

If accidental consumption occurs in Oklahoma, call 1-800-222-1222. 

The Effects of Edibles Take Time to Kick In

The effect of cannabis edibles can take between 30 minutes to 2 hours to kick in, peak at 4 hours, and last up to 12 hours.

With smoking or vaping, the time is much shorter; effects kick in within seconds or minutes after consumption and peak at 30 minutes.

Due to this delayed effect of edibles, you could risk consuming too much and having an unpleasant experience. Hence, it is best to start with small amounts and wait for the effects to kick in before you decide if you need more. Patience is key.

Edibles Have a More Intense Effect

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Don’t judge the effect of edibles by how much marijuana you can smoke; the effect of marijuana edibles may be more intense than inhaling the same amount. The more intense effect is because your liver converts the marijuana into a stronger form.

Again, if you’re trying edibles for the first time, start with no more than 2.5mg and consume them in the company of people you trust. If you or someone else feel unwell after consuming edibles, quickly contact your local poison center.  

Don’t Mix Cannabis With Alcohol or Other Substances

Cannabis is psychoactive and intoxicating; if you mix it with alcohol, those effects will be magnified and increase your risk of over intoxication and impairment.

The effect of cannabis over intoxication includes nausea, anxiety, paranoia, vomiting, and panic attacks.

Also, it is risky to mix cannabis with nicotine or other stimulants or depressants; it could result in health complications.

If you’re on prescription medication, speak to your doctor about drug interaction before you consume cannabis edibles.  

How Are Medical Marijuana Edibles Regulated in Oklahoma?

According to Oklahoma marijuana laws, edibles are legal, but only dispensaries with licenses from the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority and the Oklahoma State Department of Health can sell them.

It’s best to buy only from licensed dispensaries because the authorities have certified their products. If you buy from a different source, you can’t be sure of the dosage, purity, and sanitary measures.

Dispensaries in Oklahoma are required by law to disclose the amount of THC in the edibles they sell to patients and comply with required food manufacturing and sale measures that the Oklahoma State Department of Health stipulates.

One important point to note is that you won’t be able to buy and consume edibles in Oklahoma if you don’t have an Oklahoma medical marijuana card. (Thankfully, Elevate can help you get one right from home.)

To get a card, typically, you must have at least one qualifying medical condition. However, Oklahoma does not have a defined list of qualifying medical conditions; it is at the discretion of doctors to decide whether to recommend a patient for medical marijuana.

Common qualifying conditions for a medical card in Oklahoma include cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, glaucoma, and Crohn’s disease.

If you’re not sure you qualify, reach out to our team here at Elevate Holistics. We'll do everything we can to ensure you get the medical recommendation you need for OK MMJ.

How Much Do Edibles Cost in Oklahoma?

There’s no uniform price for edibles across Oklahoma, but given the number of dispensaries and variety of products available, you’re sure to find something for every budget.

You can find CBD gummies in Oklahoma for as cheap as $5 and products that cost up to $50. And if it’s CBD oil in Oklahoma you want, it’s also available at affordable prices.  

What License Do I Need to Make Edibles in Oklahoma?

You can’t make edibles in Oklahoma without a dispensary license from the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority and a license to produce food and drink from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. 

The basic requirements for a dispensary license are:

  • Individual applicants must be Oklahoma residents aged 25 or older
  • The members, managers, and board members of entity applicants must all be Oklahoma residents
  • Oklahoma residents must own 75% of entities  
  • Applicants must submit to a background check
  • The proposed dispensary location must be at least 1000 feet from the nearest school

For detailed information on dispensary licenses, click here.

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Not all dispensaries have to get a license from the OSDH, only those involved in the manufacturing and packaging of edibles. Examples of products considered edibles in Oklahoma include:

  • Marijuana-infused honey  
  • Marijuana-infused baked goods, candies, or chewing gum
  • Flavored tinctures or oils
  • Marijuana-infused bottled water
  • Other pre-packaged food products  

How Many Edibles Can You Carry in Oklahoma?

The amount of edibles you can carry in marijuana is defined by the possession limits. Under state law, medical marijuana patients can possess: 

  • 3 ounces of marijuana on their person
  • 8 ounces of marijuana in their residence  
  • 1 ounce of marijuana concentrate
  • 72 ounces of edible marijuana
  • 6 mature marijuana plants  
  • 6 marijuana seedlings 

Do They Sell Edibles in Oklahoma?

Edibles are legal in Oklahoma, so dispensaries can sell cannabis-infused food and drink to Oklahoma medical marijuana card holders. Before you visit a dispensary to purchase edibles, you could call ahead and find out if they have the specific product you want.

Licensed dispensaries can sell only to Oklahoma medical marijuana patients; they can’t sell medical marijuana to out-of-state patients.  

Where to Find the Best Edibles in Oklahoma?

If you have a thing for cannabis edibles and are eager to get your hands on tasty treats, the best edibles and edible plants in Oklahoma are available at licensed dispensaries and nowhere else.

It is only at licensed dispensaries that you’re guaranteed to find a blend of everything that makes cannabis edibles great; price, quality, purity, and potency.

You can find a list of licensed dispensaries where you can find the best THC edibles in Oklahoma here

Cannabis Edibles in Oklahoma: The Elevate Holistics Promise

At Elevate Holistics, we make getting your Oklahoma medical marijuana card easier than ever before. When you book an appointment, you'll chat online — either over the phone or computer — with one of our many expert physicians. Here, you and our cannabis doctor will discuss your medical conditions, helping you get the recommendation you need for MMJ. The appointments are quick, affordable, and all happen from the comfort of your home. To learn more, simply click here.

If you need more information on edibles and medical marijuana in Oklahoma, see our Oklahoma FAQ cannabis page.

Do you have more questions and want to make inquiries? We’re happy to serve you too. Click the scheduler below to book an appointment and get your Oklahoma medical marijuana card recommendation today.

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Wait! Before you go…

Do you know someone who could benefit from medical cannabis? Here at Elevate, we make the MMJ card process effortless. Simply send them our way and we'll help them get a medical card at an affordable price — right from home. Plus, we have various services beyond just getting you your MMJ card.

Do you live somewhere where recreational cannabis is legal? Believe it or not, you could probably benefit from a medical card more than you think. MMJ cards help you save serious money, you get priority at your local shops, and you likely can buy (and maybe even grow) more weed than before. Click here to read about the benefits of getting an MMJ card; or, click here to book an appointment today.