The Oklahoma medical marijuana program is the state's scheme to promote public health and safety by regulating and enforcing responsible medical cannabis practices by patients and commercial marijuana businesses.
In 2018, Oklahoma voters approved SQ 788, legalizing medical marijuana and creating a medical marijuana industry in the state. SQ 788 tasked the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) to administer the state's medical marijuana program. OMMA oversees the commercial and patient licensing processes, provides customer services to applicants and licensees, facilitates the rulemaking process per Oklahoma statutes, enforces medical marijuana rules, and investigates possible violations of medical marijuana regulations. Until October 31, 2022, the OMMA was part of the OSDH (Oklahoma State Department of Health). Now, the OMMA has become an independent state agency.
Under OMMA rules, children are allowed to designate adult caregivers to be eligible to participate in the state’s medical marijuana program, provided the minors have valid medical marijuana certifications. Designated caregivers under the state's medical marijuana program are allowed to administer medical marijuana on behalf of minor patients. Note that registration for inclusion in the Oklahoma medical marijuana use registry and receiving a medical marijuana registry ID card is required to become a bona fide participant of the Oklahoma medical marijuana program.
Registered patients are allowed to purchase up to 3 ounces of non-concentrated marijuana on their person, 6 mature marijuana plants, 6 seedlings, 72 ounces of edible marijuana, 1 ounce of marijuana concentrates, and 8 ounces of marijuana in their residences.
You must be 18 or older to join the Oklahoma medical marijuana program. Minors are not permitted to submit applications to join the Oklahoma medical marijuana program by themselves. Their applications must be submitted by the minors' parents or legal guardians. Minor patient licenses are valid for 2 years or until the minor turns 18, whichever occurs first. When minors turn 18, they can apply for a medical marijuana patient registry card themselves.
There is no list of qualifying conditions under the Oklahoma medical marijuana program. A patient can apply to join the Oklahoma medical marijuana program as long as they have a condition that their physician has determined can be treated with medical marijuana. Common conditions for which Oklahoma physicians issue medical marijuana certifications include:
The following categories of healthcare professionals are allowed to recommend medical marijuana use in Oklahoma:
A practitioner must have an active and unrestricted license from the Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, the Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, or the Board of Osteopathic Examiners before issuing a medical marijuana recommendation.
Recommending physicians are required to establish a medical record for patients and have bona fide physician-patient relationships with the patients before recommending them for the Oklahoma medical marijuana program.
No, physicians do not have to join the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Program (OMMA) to recommend medical marijuana to patients.
An Oklahoma medical marijuana program practitioner may use telemedicine for patient assessment as long as the process involves accepted standards that a reasonable and prudent physician would follow for recommending or approving any medication.
You can use the list of registered physicians on the OMMA website to find certifying physicians in the state. Note that the list is non-exhaustive and is only available as a courtesy from the OMMA. The agency does not warrant, endorse, or guarantee the listed physicians' availability, services, or qualifications.
To join the Oklahoma medical marijuana program, you must first obtain a written certification from an Oklahoma-licensed doctor authorizing medical marijuana use. After, you must submit an application on the Thentia Licensing Portal. To do so, you must first create a profile on the portal and submit required items such as:
Once your application has been submitted, it will be reviewed for approval. If approved, your medical marijuana program registration becomes valid, and your medical marijuana registry ID card will be issued within 2 weeks. For more information on joining the Oklahoma medical marijuana program, see the patient licenses page or contact the OMMA at:
Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority P.O. Box 262266 Oklahoma City, OK 73126-2266 Phone: (405) 522-6662