Oklahoma has one of the most forward-thinking, patient-friendly medical marijuana programs in the United States. The Sooner State only legalized medical marijuana in the summer of 2018, but in the relatively short time since legalization, Oklahoma has become a trailblazing and innovative MMJ state.
Thanks to a free-market ethos and the resulting fierce competition, Oklahoma has some of the best medical marijuana dispensaries in the US. Oklahoma MMJ patients are able to enjoy high-quality, locally grown MMJ produce as well as excellent, and highly educational, customer service.
But what about visiting MMJ card holders? Can out-of-state MMJ card holders avail of the Oklahoma medical marijuana program? Can you purchase medical marijuana in Oklahoma if you are visiting from another state? Read on to find out.
What Is Medical Marijuana Reciprocity?
Medical marijuana reciprocity refers to states allowing MMJ card holders from other states to purchase MMJ in local dispensaries. If a state practices MMJ reciprocity, cardholders from that state will be able to use their MMJ card to purchase medical marijuana products in all other states that practice reciprocity.
Does Oklahoma Accept Out-Of-State MMJ Cards?
So, can you use an out-of-state medical card in Oklahoma? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is no. You cannot use out-of-state MMJ cards in Oklahoma dispensaries. However, Oklahoma issues a Temporary Patient License that enables visitors to purchase MMJ in OK dispensaries while they are visiting the Sooner State.
What States Accept Out-Of-State MMJ Cards?
The following US states accept out-of-state MMJ cards in their dispensaries:
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- Rhode Island
- Washington D.C.
In states that have legal recreational marijuana, such as California, MMJ patients visiting the state can purchase their MMJ at recreational dispensaries, provided they are over the age of 21.
What Is An Oklahoma Temporary Medical Card?
Oklahoma may not accept out-of-state MMJ cards directly, but as mentioned, it does issue Oklahoma Temporary Medical Cards to visiting MMJ cardholders. An Oklahoma Temporary Medical Card is an MMJ license that allows cardholders from other states to purchase MMJ in Oklahoma for up to 30 days.
Who Can Get An Oklahoma Temporary Medical Card?
Any person who has a medical marijuana card from any other state can get an Oklahoma Temporary Medical Card. They just need to apply through the OMMA website. An Oklahoma Temporary Medical Card costs $100, is valid for 30 days, and can be renewed.
What Is An Oklahoma Non-Resident Medical Marijuana Patient License?
The Oklahoma House passed House Bill 2022 in February 2021. The bill now just needs to be approved by the state Senate. If it is approved, it will mean that visitors to Oklahoma will be able to get an Oklahoma Non-Resident Medical Marijuana Patient License. This license will differ from the Oklahoma Temporary Medical Card in some crucial ways.
Who Can Get An Oklahoma Non-Resident Medical Marijuana Patient License?
Any person from any of the 50 states can get an Oklahoma Non-Resident Medical Marijuana Patient License once they are approved by an Oklahoma physician. This means that even people who live in states that have yet to legalize MMJ can get an Oklahoma Non-Resident Medical Marijuana Patient License and buy MMJ in Oklahoma.
How Long Is An Oklahoma Non-Resident Medical Marijuana Patient License Valid?
An Oklahoma Non-Resident Medical Marijuana Patient License will cost $200 and be valid for two years.
What Are The Qualifying Conditions For An Oklahoma MMJ Patient License?
There is no formal list of qualifying conditions for an Oklahoma MMJ patient license. A person qualifies if an Oklahoma doctor examines them and determines that they have a condition that would benefit from medical marijuana treatment.
Can You Go Into A Dispensary Without A Card In Oklahoma?
It is legal for non-card-holding adults to enter Oklahoma dispensaries. Different businesses have their own rules about who can enter their premises, but there is no blanket prohibition on non-card-holders visiting OK dispensaries.
What Do Oklahoma MMJ Dispensaries Sell?
Oklahoma MMJ dispensaries sell the following products:
- MMJ flower
What Are Oklahoma MMJ Possession limits?
In Oklahoma you may possess medical marijuana in the following quantities:
- Up to three ounces of marijuana on your person
- Up to eight ounces of marijuana in your residence
- Up to one ounce of concentrated marijuana
- Up to 72 ounces of edible marijuana
- Up to six mature marijuana plants
- Up to six seedling plants
How To Apply For A Medical Marijuana Card
The quickest and easiest way to apply for an MMJ card is to have a telemedicine consultation with an MMJ doctor on the MMJRecs online clinic.
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