Disclaimer: In this article, we promote an online service called Veriheal. While this is a paid partnership, we never promote products we don't believe in. So, you live in Oklahoma? Congratulations, your state has some of the most flexible medical marijuana laws in the country. The road to wellness is not a difficult one but could take a while if you don’t follow our simple ‘how to’ guide below.
Talk to a Licensed Doctor Online for Approval
The quickest and easiest way to get a medical marijuana card in Oklahoma is to speak to a licensed physician online that will evaluate and approve you. We highly recommend, a service like Veriheal. For $199 per two-year license, we've found Veriheal to be incredibly easy to use. They even guarantee your medical card or your money back! Once you're approved, you'll need to register with OMMA (see below to learn how to do that) and then your medical card should arrive in the mail in just 2 weeks. Especially in a time of social distancing, we highly recommend this as the way to get your medical card.
Getting a MMJ Card the hard, but cheaper, way
The first step, before you go and see your doctor is to visit The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) to download and fill out a Physician’s Recommendation Form. You can search a list of licensed medical professionals at the OMMA as well. Oklahoma has no requirements in regards to acceptable ailments and conditions, other than a doctor’s discretion. Once you find a licensed doctor set up an appointment and get diagnosed. At this time the OMMA offers Telehealth screenings for applicants. Don’t forget to have your doctor sign the Physician’s Recommendation Form.
Apply For a Medical Card Online
Now that you have your doctor's approval, it's time to apply online. In addition to your Physician’s Recommendation Form, you’ll need a digital photo. Now, we all want to look our best but there are some guidelines to keep in mind:
- The picture should be clear and in focus with a clean white background.
- No glasses or hats.
- You can smile just don’t show any teeth.
- Your shoulders and the top of your head must be showing.
You’ll also need one piece of the following:
- Valid Identification: A *valid Oklahoma driver’s license, passport or tribal ID card.
- Proof of Residency: Again a *valid driver’s license works here again but a Voter ID card, a utility bill from the previous month, a residential property deed or a current rental agreement will work just as well.
- Medicare/Medicaid patients must provide a photo of their Medicare card or Medicaid enrollment letter. Veterans are also eligible with a Veteran Status Letter from the VA with 100% disability status noted.
So, now that you’ve uploaded a stunning yet tasteful photo, a valid ID and proof of residency, it’s times to bust out the wallet. A non-refundable application fee is required. If you’re on Medicaid, Medicare or a Veteran, the fee is $20. For everybody else it’s $100.
You did it, you’ve uploaded the required docs, shelled out the money for the non-refundable fee and, now, you are so close. All you have to do is click that apply button and you’re home free! WAIT… Let’s just double-check everything one more time. Here’s why: On average it takes the OMMA two weeks to review your application, approve it and send you your approval letter and license card in the mail. If you submit an incomplete application, it will take two weeks to receive a notification telling you what you forgot to upload. If you realize the next day you’d forgotten something you won’t be able to upload that document until you receive the incomplete application notice. Once you upload all the required information, guess what, it’ll be another two weeks to get approval. So, double––triple check you have met all the requirements before clicking that apply button or you just might buy yourself a month of hassle.
How Much Weed Can You Buy?
You’ve gotten your medical marijuana card and you’re ready to let healing begin, well, how much marijuana can you actually legally have? With your brand new medical marijuana card you can have up to:
- Eight ounces of marijuana
- One ounce of concentrated marijuana
- 72 ounces of edible marijuana
- Six mature marijuana plants
- Six seedling plants
- Three ounces of marijuana on your person.
By now, you should be up to speed on all the ins and outs of getting your medical marijuana card in Oklahoma. Want to know how the coronavirus affects buying medical marijuana in Oklahoma? Please read our helpful article here. *Coronavirus update: As of March 24th, 2020, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has extended the expiration date of all driver’s licenses until further notice as part of a state of emergency.