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How To Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Oklahoma




How to Get Your Card This Month

Oklahoma is issuing medical marijuana cards at a rate of 10,000 per month, in part because of the state’s efficient online application process.

Compared to many other states, obtaining a medical cannabis card in Oklahoma is a quick and simple process. But it is a process. You can’t get one overnight. Follow these steps to make it happen.

Step One: Find a Doctor

Find a doctor who will consult with you about medical cannabis.

Any state-licensed physician is eligible to recommend medical marijuana, but experience has shown that some family physicians are reluctant to talk about medical cannabis, let alone recommend it for a patient. Don’t panic. This is common.

There are many doctors in Oklahoma who are open to a conversation about medical cannabis. Leafly maintains a list of cannabis-focused clinics
. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority also posts a list of physicians
who are familiar and comfortable with medical cannabis.

Doctors aren’t required to register with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
prior to signing a physician’s recommendation form for a patient, but registration will help expedite a patient’s application.

Some dispensaries hold special MMJ clinic days, with medical professionals on site to consult with potential patients. Some others have referral programs where they’ll send a patients to a doctor familiar with medical cannabis, and then reimburse the patient for any cost associated during their first visit. Check Leafly’s dispensary listings
to find the access points near you.

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Step Two: See the Doctor

See the doctor. At the appointment, bring a blank copy of the OMMA’s Physician Recommendation Form
.

Most medical cannabis states require patients to qualify for access by virtue of having one of a strictly proscribed list of medical conditions. Oklahoma does not. There is no list of state-approved qualifying conditions in Oklahoma. A physician may recommend medical cannabis for any condition they believe will be improved through the administration of medical marijuana.

Note: This process is available only to patients 18 or older. The online patient application form must be completed within 30 days of the physician’s signature on the Recommendation Form.

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Step Three: Apply Online

Go to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) website
to submit your application online. You’ll need to enter:

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Documentation needed:


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Step Four: Pay the Fee

The standard application fee is $100, though if you have proof of Medicaid (SoonerCare) or Medicare enrollment, the state reduces that cost to $20.

Step Five: Wait 

If you’re qualified, the state says your card will be mailed within 14 days. The card is valid for two years, unless it’s revoked by the OMMA.

Step Six: Visit a Dispensary

Visit a dispensary. Your OMMA medical marijuana card will allow you access to any of the state’s more than 1,100 dispensaries. Use the Leafly Dispensary Finder
to locate the one nearest you.