How to Apply for an Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Card
Since 2018, Oklahoma allows qualified residents to purchase medical cannabis to treat their symptoms -- but the Sooner state’s program is a bit unusual when compared to other states. Oklahoma does not identify any pre-approved qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, which can make its application process tricky.
While the overall process is simple, applying for a medical marijuana cards in Oklahoma involves several steps and important rules. Here’s what you need to know before you begin.
Step 1: Understand the Physician Requirements
Since Oklahoma doesn’t have a list of qualifying conditions, you don’t need to have a specific illness or symptom to receive a cannabis card. However, you do have to receive a written certificate from a qualified Oklahoma physician.
According to State Question 788, a physician can recommend a medical marijuana card if they follow the same accepted standards that another reasonable doctor would follow to prescribe any medication. This means you can receive a written certification for any condition that your doctor believes cannabis could help treat.
Common examples include.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Chronic pain
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Crohn's disease
You must receive your certification from an Oklahoma board-certified physician who you have a bona fide relationship with. If you have difficulty finding the right doctor, the Sanctuary Wellness Institute can help -- we connect Oklahoma residents with qualified physicians. Contact us today to get started.
Step 2: Gather Documents and Apply
After you visit your physician, they will give you a signed physician recommendation form that certifies you for medical marijuana use. You will need to submit an application to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) within 30 days of receiving the signed form.
You can apply for an adult cannabis patient online. Before you apply, make sure to gather the required documents:
- Your signed physician recommendation form
- A recent digital photo
- Proof of identity
- Proof of Oklahoma residency
- A $100 application fee
You can see a list of acceptable documents and photograph requirements on the OMMA website. If you receive Medicare or Medicaid benefits or are a disabled veteran, you may qualify for a reduced $20 application fee.
Step 3: Purchase Your Medical Cannabis
Once you submit the application, the OMMA will review it and determine if you are eligible for a medical marijuana card. If you do qualify, the OMMA will send you a cannabis identification card and an approval letter within 14 business days.
After you receive your patient card, you can legally purchase medical cannabis at any licensed dispensary in Oklahoma. You will need to bring your ID and patient card with you whenever you visit one of these locations, so make sure to keep your cannabis card in a safe place.
Contact the Sanctuary Wellness Institute Today
Since the OMMA doesn’t have a list of qualifying conditions, finding a doctor who can issue a cannabis prescription can be a challenge -- but the Sanctuary Wellness Institute is here to help.
Our staff members can connect you with a qualified Oklahoma physician who can evaluate your condition and help you get a cannabis card. Our process is simple, streamlined, and stress-free for your convenience.
At the Sanctuary, our focus is on helping you get the care you need. Contact us today to schedule your evaluation.