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Medical marijuana became legal in the state of Oklahoma in July 2018. Since then, the Oklahoma MMJ program has been bringing massive health and economic benefits to Oklahomans.
Oklahoma has one of the most liberal and patient-friendly medical marijuana programs in the entire United States. The OK MMJ program is designed to bring maximum value to patients and to make it easy for people to set up great businesses and become economically successful.
Becoming a medical marijuana patient in Oklahoma is straightforward. The application process is easy to navigate and user-friendly. OK MMJ card applications need to be submitted to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA).
So, how long does it take to hear back from OMMA? How long does it take to get approved for a medical card in Oklahoma? And can you go to a dispensary before your card arrives in Oklahoma? Let’s answer these questions today.
OMMA is the organization that processes medical marijuana card applications in the state of Oklahoma, both for residents and for visitors. You can apply to OMMA entirely online. In 2021, approval time is quicker than ever.
So, how long does it take to hear back from OMMA once you have applied? Once you have submitted your application to OMMA, they will check that it is complete. If your application is successful, OMMA will mail you an approval letter and your MMJ license within 14 days.
You can visit an Oklahoma MMJ dispensary before your medical card arrives. You can browse and buy non-MMJ products such as vapes or pipes, but you cannot purchase marijuana until you have your MMJ card.
An approval email will not enable you to buy marijuana in Oklahoma dispensaries. You need to have your MMJ patient license with you in order to purchase MMJ.
Oklahoma does not have legal recreational marijuana, so there are no recreational dispensaries in the state. The only way to purchase marijuana in OK is to get an MMJ patient license.
You can apply for an Oklahoma MMJ card by visiting the MMJRecs online clinic. Here, you will have a telemedicine consultation with an Oklahoma MMJ doctor. Once the doctor has verified your suitability for MMJ treatment, they will email you a Physician Certification Form. You’ll then include this form in your online application to OMMA.
Oklahoma is unique in that it does not have an official list of qualifying conditions for MMJ treatment. An Oklahoma MMJ doctor can prescribe marijuana as a treatment for any condition that they believe MMJ will help.
Only a state-licensed Oklahoma physician can verify a medical card application in OK. MMJRecs works with state-licensed physicians in Oklahoma who can verify your suitability via video consultation.
A medical marijuana card costs $100 in Oklahoma. People who provide proof of Medicaid (SoonerCare) or Medicare enrollment, or 100% disabled veterans status, pay only $20.
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An Oklahoma MMJ card is valid for one year. Once your card expires, you can apply for a replacement. This will involve paying a new fee of $100 or $20.
Medical marijuana cardholders from other states can get an Oklahoma MMJ Temporary Patient License. This license enables them to buy MMJ in OK dispensaries. The Temporary Patient License is valid for 30 days and can be renewed.
Plans are afoot to introduce a new MMJ license for visitors to Oklahoma from non-legal MMJ states who want to avail of medical marijuana treatment in OK. This looks likely to happen in 2022.