How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Oklahoma
Schedule a Consultation with a Qualified Physician
You can find a list of OMMA-registered physicians here. Alternatively, MMJCardOnline can quickly put you in touch with a registered physician to speed up the process for you. To be eligible for an Oklahoma MMJ card, you must have been diagnosed with one or more qualifying medical conditions (see the Patient Qualifying Conditions list below.)
If the registered physician approves you for MMJ treatment, he/she must fill out the aforementioned Physician Recommendation form on your behalf and sign it. You must submit a digital copy of that form within 30 days of being approved to OMMA using their online portal.
Sign up on OMMA's Official Website
After you are approved by a registered physician, you then must sign up to the online portal via OMMA’s official website: oklahoma.gov/omma. On that website, there is a helpful video that shows you how to apply for an adult patient license using the new patient online portal.
Get Approved and Receive Your OK MMJ Card
OMMA will assess your application within 14 business days, and if approved, you will receive your Oklahoma MMJ card in the mail. You can then visit a dispensary in the state and legally purchase medical marijuana.
How to Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Oklahoma
- A Step-by-Step Guide
- Check your eligibility – you must have been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition (see list below)
- Determine which license type applies to you
- Schedule an appointment with a registered physician (MMJCardOnline can quickly connect you with a registered physician)
- Attend your appointment and be certified as a qualifying patient by the registered physician
- Sign up using OMMA’s online portal
- Be approved
- Receive your MMJ card in the mail
Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Card Qualifying Conditions
To be eligible for an Oklahoma MMJ card, you must be diagnosed by a doctor with one or more of the qualifying medical conditions listed below:
Patient Qualifying Conditions
- Muscle pain
- Body aches
- Loss of appetite
- Neuropathic pain disorders
- Cachexia and wasting syndrome
- Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
In the next sections, we will outline how to renew your Oklahoma medical marijuana card and provide you with important information regarding caregiver rules.
Medical Marijuana Card Renewal in Oklahoma
To begin, try to renew your medical marijuana patient card within 30 days of its expiration. The Oklahoma medical marijuana program website includes a video that explains how to renew your MMJ card. In a nutshell, here’s what you should do.
Aside from applying 30 days or less before your card expires, please ensure you have access to the email address associated with your original OMMA account. If you don’t have access, contact the program’s call center.
Look for the “Returning Applicants” button on the OMMA homepage. Enter the required information to sign in to your existing account. Check the “License Dashboard” to see the status of your card. To renew your card, click on the “Actions” button. When you click “Patient Renewal,” your license number will show on the screen; select it and press “Save.”
The next step is to click “Save and Next,” which will take you to a General Information screen. Once you’ve verified that all of the information is correct, click “Save and Next,” and you’ll be taken to the Contact Information section. Please keep in mind that OMMA does not accept P.O. Box addresses. Proceed after verifying the address information.
Check that the information on the Physician/Condition is correct. Then you must answer some questions before signing your name and the date of the application. Upload the required documents, including your digital photo and physician recommendation, to the “Documents” section.
You have one last chance to review the information you entered in the “Payment” section. Renewal of your MMJ card costs $100 plus a $4.30 service fee. If you have Medicaid, Medicare, or are a 100% disabled veteran, the fee is $20. You will be given a payment receipt as well as an application I.D. number. It may appear to be a difficult procedure, but it is actually quite simple.
Patients in Oklahoma can request a caregiver when applying for a marijuana card. You must provide valid/documented information on why you require a caregiver.
You must submit an application for caregiver designation, and the caregiver must obtain a MMJ caregiver license from OMMA. After approval, a caregiver can grow cannabis in their home or purchase it on your behalf.
The caregiver’s license is valid until the associated patient’s license expires. This translates to a maximum of two years. Fortunately, there is no application fee in Oklahoma for obtaining a caregiver’s license.
In May 2021, Governor Stitt signed Senate Bill 1033 into law. The new legislation permits caregivers to grow up to five cannabis plants for MMJ patients in Oklahoma. In addition, the law protects doctors who recommend MMJ and allows businesses to transfer licenses if ownership changes. Patients may have only one caregiver, while caregivers may assist up to five licensed patients.
History of Cannabis in Oklahoma
Oklahoma residents voted to approve SQ 788 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. It permitted the use of medical marijuana as prescribed by a doctor. The vast majority of American states now have medical marijuana programs.
Historically, states took about two years to transition from newly enacted legislation to a fully operational MMJ program. The process in Oklahoma took less than six months. By November 2018, qualified patients were growing completely legal cannabis plants in the privacy of their own homes.
The Oklahoma medical marijuana program has advanced at an almost unprecedented rate in the United States. Oklahoma has one of the highest per capita MMJ patient populations in the country!
Those hoping for full marijuana legalization, on the other hand, were dealt a setback in September 2022 after the Oklahoma Supreme Court denied a request to place a recreational marijuana petition on the ballot. In March 2023, Oklahoma residents finally had the chance to legalize adult-use marijuana in the state but voted against it. Thus, it could be some time before the state permits recreational cannabis.
Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Laws and Rules
To legally use cannabis, you must first obtain an MMJ card from OMMA. Otherwise, you risk incarceration for using the plant, as recreational cannabis is still illegal. In addition, despite some misunderstanding, Oklahoma has NOT decriminalized marijuana.
Possession of any amount of cannabis is a misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to 12 months in prison. Unlicensed marijuana sales of any amount are a felony punishable by two years to life in prison and a $20,000 fine. The sale of marijuana to a minor or sale within 2,000 feet of public housing, public parks, or schools is punishable by a double sentence and a double fine.
It is a crime to cultivate cannabis without an MMJ card. You could face a sentence of 20 years to life in prison. Misdemeanor offenses remain on your criminal record for life unless you can successfully petition the court to have your record sealed or expunged. Misdemeanors can have an impact on your future job search or ability to rent property.
It is worth noting that the Sooner State has a law that makes the possession of low-level drugs legal. However, it does not appear to be specifically related to marijuana. As a result, some police officers use outdated laws to arrest people in possession of marijuana who do not have MMJ licenses. It’s essentially a situation in which you could receive prison time in one location but only receive a fine in another.
What Types of Cannabis can I Purchase in Oklahoma?
With a MMJ card in Oklahoma, you have a lot of options. You can purchase marijuana flower, distillate, rosin, edibles, vape pens, and other products.
How Much Cannabis can I Buy and Possess?
Residents of Oklahoma who have a medical marijuana card can:
- Legally possess up to 3 ounces of weed in public
- Legally store up to 8 ounces of cannabis at home,
- 1 ounce of cannabis concentrates (including THC oils, waxes, extracts, etc.)
- You may have up to 72 ounces of marijuana-infused edibles.
Where can I Legally Purchase MMJ in Oklahoma?
The state’s medical marijuana program has taken off at breakneck speed. By April 2022, the state had over 2,300 dispensaries, more than twice the number of California! As a result, you should have no trouble finding one.
Can I Take my MMJ to a Different State?
No. Marijuana is still illegal in the United States under the Controlled Substances Act. Traveling across state lines with marijuana in your possession is therefore illegal.
FAQ About Getting an MMJ Card in Oklahoma
According to state law, OMMA must process applications within 14 business days of receipt of the application. After reviewing the documentation, OMMA sends an email to the applicants. If your application is approved, it may take the state 1-2 business days to print the MMJ card, which is then mailed to your address via USPS first-class mail.
Users of MMJCardOnline have an extremely high approval rate. To increase your chances of success, please read the information in this guide before applying. In the unlikely event, you're not approved, you will receive a full refund.
The following fees are included in the cost of an Oklahoma medical marijuana card: The standard application fee is $100, plus a credit card processing fee of $4.30. For those who qualify (and are able to provide proof of enrollment) for Medicaid (SoonerCare) or Medicare, reduced-fee applications are available for $20 plus a $2.50 credit card processing fee. You should budget an additional $200 for the MMJ evaluation.