OMMA Rules allow physicians to recommend patients for medical marijuana using their professional judgment employed when prescribing other medications. A patient may get a recommendation for any health condition as long as the patient benefits from medical marijuana. Some of the health conditions may include:
Oklahoma permits cardholders to possess up to eight ounces of cannabis in their homes. In addition, the state allows registered cardholders to possess up to three ounces of marijuana on their person at any time. Cardholders also have the legal rights to possess up to one ounce of marijuana concentrates and 72 ounces of edible weed. They can also grow up to six mature marijuana plants and have up to six seedlings for planting.
Oklahoma also ensures registered cardholders in the state's medical marijuana program do not suffer discrimination regarding seeking places to live, work, or gain education. Section 63-425 of the state's laws prohibit schools or landlords from denying cardholders admission to schools or granting them leases. If admitting such cardholders will not stop them from benefitting from any federal bonus, the schools or landlords must accept such individuals. In the same vein, Oklahoma also forbids employers from denying cardholders employment or unjustly terminating their appointments if it will not stop them from getting federal benefits. However, employers are free to take any action against cardholders who possess or use cannabis at work or during office hours.
Registered cardholders must also be granted visitation and custody rights to their children that are minors. However, if the cardholders' behavior is regarded as unreasonable and seen as a threat to the child, the state may revoke these rights. Registered cardholders cannot also be denied organ transplants because of their medical use of cannabis. For this purpose, authorities must see cardholders' use of weed as equal to any other prescribed medication.
The licenses issued to adult patients in the state's medical marijuana program remain valid for two years from the date issued. Similarly, that of minor patients also remains valid for two years from the date issued or until the patient turns 18 (whichever occurs first). Cardholders should note that the evaluating physician and the OMMA have the power to revoke any issued license. Oklahoma also issues temporary licenses to registered cardholders from other states that permit them to purchase, possess, and use cannabis in Oklahoma. These temporary licenses remain valid for only 60 days from the date issued. The licenses issued to caregivers remain valid till their patients' licenses expire. If any physician or the OMMA revokes any patient's license, the caregiver's card becomes automatically invalidated.
Yes, Oklahoma observes medical marijuana reciprocity. Medical marijuana reciprocity refers to the acceptance of medical marijuana cards issued from other states in another state. Some states practice medical marijuana reciprocity because they have similar laws guiding their medical marijuana programs. This makes it easy for the states with such similarities to recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards.
This depends on the particular state. Some states practice medical marijuana reciprocity that permits cardholders from outside the state to possess, use, and purchase marijuana in their state. However, some of these states also place a slight restriction on medical marijuana identification cards from out of state. These restrictions include allowing holders of cards issued from other states only to possess but not purchase medical marijuana. Others permit out-of-state-issued cardholders only to have and buy cannabis for some days as visitors. If these visitors with cards from other states stay more than the approved number of days, they will have to register to receive temporary cards. These temporary cards are also only valid for a limited number of days.
Oklahoma recognizes medical marijuana cards issued by another state. However, out-of-state cardholders must register to obtain temporary identification cards before using, purchasing, or possessing cannabis in the state. To receive these temporary cards, visitors from outside the state must click on the Apply Now tab of the Temporary Patient Application section of the OMMA's website and supply some personal details. Some of the required information includes:
These must also submit the following documents:
Front and back copies of their out-of-state medical marijuana cards
Proof of identity: These can be any of:
Front and back copies of their state-issued driver's license
Front and back copies of their state-issued identification cards
U.S. Passport or any other photo ID card issued by the U.S. government
Parents and legal guardians of visitors below the age of 18 must also submit the requested information and documents alongside their minor patients before obtaining the temporary identification cards. The parents or guardians do not receive temporary cards as caregivers. However, their names are on the cards issued to the minor patients, and they can use their photo IDs to identify themselves when assisting the minor to obtain cannabis at licensed dispensaries. In Oklahoma, minors do not have the legal right to enter any dispensary in Oklahoma without their parents or guardians.
Possessing an Oklahoma medical marijuana identification card does not protect the cardholder when they violate federal laws. Cannabis remains a Schedule 1 drug under federal law. This means that federal workers and agencies operating in designated drug-free workplaces are not protected by the rules guiding the state's medical marijuana program. In addition, owners of businesses and organizations that receive federal funding are excluded from the OMMA's protection. These organizations lose their federal bonuses and grants if they comply with the state's medical marijuana laws. Such organizations include schools and law enforcement agencies.