Medical Marijuana Oklahoma Frequently Asked Questions
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Is medical marijuana legal in Oklahoma?
Medical marijuana has been legal in Oklahoma since 2018. This means that patients who have chronic injuries or illnesses can use marijuana with a recommendation from their doctor. To get your Oklahoma marijuanas card, you will need to go through the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority, or OMMA.
Many people wonder how to get a medical marijuanas card in Oklahoma. To do so, you will need to get an approval from your doctor prescribing marijuana as a treatment for a chronic illness, injury, or other health condition. You will also need to collect documents providing proof of residency.
Can you get a medical card under 18 in Oklahoma? The answer is yes, but it must be prescribed by your doctor and you will need to have a caregiver. A caregiver is a family member or an assistant who can go to the dispensary and monitor your medical marijuana use. Patients who are physically unable to visit a dispensary due to their health can also appoint a caregiver.
Does Oklahoma have recreational pot?
Since Oklahoma has legalized medical marijuana, many people wonder, is Oklahoma recreational as well? Oklahoma has not legalized recreational marijuana, so only people with a legitimate OMMA card can purchase and use marijuana.
If you are caught using marijuana without a medical card, you could be subject to a fine and a misdemeanor charge. If you are caught with large quantities of marijuana or you are caught distributing marijuana, the charges could be even more severe.
Can veterans obtain a medical card in Oklahoma?
Yes! You’ll pay $85 and that includes OMMA account set-up. If you’re 100% disabled, you get a steep discount and only pay $22.50 to the state at time of final submission.
Will insurance cover the fees involved with the MMJ programs?
Unfortunately no. You do receive a discount when you submit your application to OMMA if you’re on SoonerCare, Medicare, Medicaid, or a 100% disabled veteran.
Will patient registration status be made available to the public?
No, you are protected under HIPAA Laws.
Am I allowed to grow medical cannabis in Oklahoma?
Yes. Qualified patients will be allowed to grow up to six mature plants in their private residence, in addition to six immature plants (seedlings).
Can non-residents get a medical card?
If you don’t live in Oklahoma but are planning on visiting for an extended period of time, you might be interested in getting an Oklahoma out-of-state medical card.
Oklahoma is one of the few states that allows non-residents to get medical marijuana cards. The Oklahoma House approved an extension of out-of-state medical cards in February 2021. This extension means that out-of-state medical cards now last for two years. The process of getting an out-of-state medical card is very similar to the process of getting an in-state one.
What is OMMA?
The OMMA OK program approves medical cards and manages the distribution of medical marijuana in Oklahoma. OMMA stands for Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. Most aspects of the OMMA application process are managed online.
How long does it take to get an OMMA card?
The OMMA approval time is typically less than 30 days from the time they have received your application. Keep in mind that this does not include the time it takes to go to the doctor and assemble the documents. There are some in which OMMA will ask for additional documentation, which can extend the approval time. Once OMMA has determined the status of your application, you will be notified by mail.
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