Receiving a rejection email from the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) is a disappointing experience for a would-be medical marijuana patient. Rejection happens sometimes if certain criteria are not met. But don’t worry: a rejection email is not necessarily the end of the road.
If your application for an Oklahoma medical marijuana card has been rejected by OMMA, it’s usually due to some issue with your initial application that is easy to fix. Once you’ve sorted out the issue, you can then resubmit your application and get your Oklahoma MMJ card within a few weeks.
Why Would OMMA Deny An Application?
The Oklahoma medical marijuana program is efficient, well-run, and above all, patient-friendly. Oklahomans believe in personal liberty, and this is reflected in the state’s liberal MMJ program.
OMMA prides itself on helping patients in Oklahoma with a wide array of debilitating medical conditions to enjoy a better quality of life. Oklahoma also allows patients from other states to avail themselves of its MMJ program.
OMMA does not deny many applications for a medical marijuana card. Usually, if an application is denied it will be due to errors made during the application process, and these errors can almost always be fixed quickly.
OMMA Rules And Regulations
OMMA has certain rules and regulations that must be adhered to when applying for an MMJ card:
- All applications must be submitted online at the OMMA website
- An appropriate photo must be provided
- Valid ID must be provided
- A fee of $100 must be paid
- The application must be signed by a registered physician
OMMA Application Status
If OMMA rejects your medical marijuana card application, you can resubmit your application for free. All you have to do is find the problem or reason you were rejected, correct it, and then resubmit. Once you make corrections and resubmit your application, it will be processed within 48 hours and you will receive a new email.
What To Do If OMMA Rejects Your Application
If OMMA rejects your application, you should do the following:
- Sign in to your OMMA account
- Click on the tab that says your application has been rejected
- Make note of the reasons you have been rejected, which will be detailed on the page
- Fix all the issues that have been flagged
- Submit your amended application
Reasons For OMMA Rejection
Here are the four most common reasons why OMMA might reject your medical card application.
1. Your Photo Does Not Meet OMMA Requirements
The most common reason for OMMA to reject an application is an unsuitable photo. To have your application accepted, follow these photo guidelines:
- Your photo should be against a white background
- Your photo should include only your shoulders and head
- No photos of photos
- No edited photos
- Don’t wear hats or jewelry
- Don’t pull any strange faces!
2. Your Digital Signature Is Out Of Date
Sometimes, when you sign the application with a digital signature, it can go out of date. This is easily fixed – simply update your digital signature and re-sign.
3. You Are Reapplying With An Out-Of-State License
If you applied for your first MMJ card with an out-of-state license, you will need to show an Oklahoma DL or state ID when reapplying. Getting an Oklahoma ID can take several weeks or months, so it is best to take care of this well in advance of applying for your MMJ card.
4. You Did Not Provide A New Picture When Renewing
When applying for a replacement MMJ card, you must provide a new photo. If your photo is more than six months old or is a photo of your previous photo, your application will be rejected.
How Long Does It Take For OMMA To Process An Application?
Once your application has been submitted to OMMA, it will be processed within 14 business days. If your application is successful, your card will be mailed to you.
How Do You Submit An Application For An Oklahoma MMJ Card?
The first step when applying for your Oklahoma MMJ card is to visit the MMJRecs online clinic. At MMJRecs, you will have a video consultation with an Oklahoma MMJ doctor. Once the doctor has verified your suitability for medical marijuana treatment, you will be sent a physician certification form online, which you can then submit to OMMA.