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How to Get an Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Card in 2020

Ruth Lemon
Ruth Lemon - Operations Manager

Mar 24 2020 - 9 min read

Are you interested in getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Oklahoma? You’ve come to the right place. We hope this article acts as a valuable guide to help you understand the process of applying for your MMJ Card. You can visit our Ultimate Guide to Getting a Medical Marijuana Card for more general information. We keep this information up to date to make sure it is accurate and makes your journey as simple as possible. Keep reading to find out more.

Table of content
  1. Getting an Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Card Online
  2. Who Can Apply?
  3. What Does an MMJ Card Permit in Oklahoma?
  4. How do I Apply?
  5. What Does my Online Medical Marijuana Evaluation with Leafwell Include?
  6. How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Oklahoma?
  7. What Conditions Qualify for Medical Marijuana Cards in Oklahoma?
  8. What Documents Do I Need to Apply for a Medical Cannabis Card?
  9. Do I Need to Present my Medical Records to Leafwell?
  10. How Does a Caregiver Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card?
  11. Can a Qualifying Patient Grow Cannabis in Oklahoma?
  12. Are my Details Kept Confidential When I Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card?
  13. Does Oklahoma Have Medical Marijuana Reciprocity?
  14. Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Bricktown and Edmond
  15. History of Medical Marijuana Laws in Oklahoma
  16. Current Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Laws
  17. Useful Links

Getting an Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Card Online

You can get your Oklahoma MMJ Card online because telemedicine is permitted for medical marijuana patients. This makes it quick and easy to apply and allows people who are unable to get to a doctor’s clinic to still access the vital medical products they need.

As a telehealth platform helping people easily obtain their medical marijuana cards, Leafwell has helped our clients  quickly and securely get an Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Card online. We’ve put together this valuable guide which will answer all your questions and help individuals living in Oklahoma understand the importance of applying for their Oklahoma MMJ Card via the easy, HIPAA-compliant process offered by Leafwell’s telemedicine platform.

Watch our walkthrough video here to get a clear understanding of the process from beginning to end.

Who Can Apply?

To apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Oklahoma, you must be a legal resident of Oklahoma.

Patients must be aged 18 or over in order to apply for a medical marijuana card for themselves. Minors (anyone under the age of 18) must have caregivers apply on their behalf.

The state website does not provide details about what they require from caregivers when they apply but at the point of application, you must include the medical marijuana license number for the patient for whom you will be acting as a caregiver. Caregivers must be aged 21 years or older. There is no caregiver application fee.

What Does an MMJ Card Permit in Oklahoma?

As an MMJ Card holder in Oklahoma, you are permitted to possess:

  • Up to 3oz of marijuana on your possession of flower
  • Up to 8oz of marijuana in your home of flower
  • Up to 1oz concentrated marijuana
  • Up to 72oz of edible marijuana

Recreational marijuana is illegal. Possession without a license is a fine-only misdemeanour up to 1.5oz.

How do I Apply?

With Leafwell, you can get your Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Card in 4 simple steps:

1. Register online with Leafwell: https://leafwell.co/medical-card/oklahoma/ 

You can speak to a doctor and qualify for an Oklahoma medical marijuana card online. The cost of the online consultation is $99. You are only billed if approved.

2. Receive your certificate from Leafwell

This is a certificate which says that your doctor recommends you become a cannabis patient under the state’s current laws and this certificate is required to apply for your MMJ Card. It will be emailed to you immediately after your successful appointment. We’ll also send you a hard copy in the mail shortly afterwards but you only need the PDF version to apply because you upload it as part of your online application.

3. Complete the Application on the government website

Apply to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority online. You will need to upload various pieces of ID as well as your medical marijuana doctor’s certificate from Leafwell as part of the application.

Receive your medical marijuana card

If approved, you will receive your medical marijuana card in the mail within 14 business days. Your certificate will be valid for two years from the date of issue.

 

What Does my Online Medical Marijuana Evaluation with Leafwell Include?

Your online medical marijuana evaluation with Leafwell is quick and easy. In order to get started, we’ll need you to provide us with some preliminary details as well as some medical records. These are all passed securely to one of our registered practitioners who can familiarize themselves with your application before your consultation.

The consultation itself is simple and secure, taking place on our bespoke telemedicine platform. You will meet with an Oklahoma registered practitioner who has experience issuing certificates for medical marijuana to patients for a range of medical issues. The registered practitioner will speak with you about why you are applying and ask some questions with regards to your medical conditions and history.

At the end of the consultation, the registered practitioner will be able to make an informed decision about whether they recommend the use of medical cannabis based on the medical information they have obtained. If an application is successful, the registered practitioner will complete the certification, which will be promptly emailed in PDF form, ready to be uploaded as part of an application to the Oklahoma government. A hard copy will be sent in the mail a few days later if you choose to submit a paper application.

If an application is unsuccessful, you will receive an email detailing why our registered practitioner felt unable to provide you with the certificate. You will not be charged for the consultation.

Once obtained, the certification will last for two years.

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Oklahoma?

The initial consultation with one of the Oklahoma registered practitioners via Leafwell’s HIPAA compliant online consultation service is a flat fee of $99. However, if you do not qualify for an MMJ Card and our practitioner elects not to sign your certificate, you will not be charged.

It costs $100 for the MMJ Card and application form, payable to the state. This is a non-refundable fee which must be paid every time you apply. Each card is valid for two years. Every time you renew, you will be required to meet with a state-licensed physician via a telemedicine platform like Leafwell and then renew your card via the state website.

Note that Medicaid, SoonerCare or Medicare enrolees pay a reduced fee of $20.

There is no additional fee for applications which include a designated caregiver.

Insurance does not currently cover the cost of applying for an MMJ Card in Oklahoma because cannabis is illegal at the federal level.

What Conditions Qualify for Medical Marijuana Cards in Oklahoma?

Oklahoma’s law does not include any qualifying conditions. This makes it one of the most lenient medical marijuana programs in the United States and may account for why one in 13 Oklahomans have a medical marijuana card.

Instead, each individual medical marijuana doctor is able to issue certificates based on their own judgement – much like they do when prescribing traditional medications.

If you’re not sure if your condition can be helped by medical marijuana, we recommend you do some research on our conditions page. After that if you feel that you could benefit from cannabis, book an appointment with one of our online medical marijuana doctors and speak with them about your condition and your research. Then they can either approve or deny you based on their medical experience and your anecdotal evidence.

What Documents Do I Need to Apply for a Medical Cannabis Card?

In order to apply for your MMJ Card in Oklahoma, you will need to show your signed certificate which provides proof of your condition as well as your identification documents. You should gather together the following:

Below are all of the acceptable forms these documents may take.

Acceptable ID

  • Oklahoma driver’s license (front and back)
  • Oklahoma identification card (front and back)
  • U.S. passport or other photo identification issued by the U.S government
  • Tribal identification card approved for identification purposes by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety:
    • United States Bureau of Indian Affairs identification card or a Oklahoma tribal photo identification cards: Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache of Oklahoma, Absentee Shawnee, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Choctaw, Delaware, Caddo Nation of Oklahoma issued on or after January 8, 2008.

Acceptable proof of residency

  • Oklahoma driver’s license (front and back)
  • Oklahoma identification card (front and back)
  • Oklahoma voter identification card
  • A utility bill for the calendar month preceding the date of application, excluding cellular telephone and internet bills
  • A residential property deed to property in the State of Oklahoma
  • A current rental agreement for residential property located in the State of Oklahoma

Signed Certification

A PDF version will be emailed to you upon successful completion of your consultation with a registered practitioner on Leafwell’s secure platform.

Do I Need to Present my Medical Records to Leafwell?

Yes. In order to responsibly sign a certificate which permits individuals to apply for an MMJ card, our registered practitioners must have a comprehensive understanding of your medical history.

This allows them to provide an accurate assessment to ensure that medical cannabis is a good option for each patient on a case-by-case basis.

How Does a Caregiver Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card?

Some patients may be eligible for an MMJ Card but unable to apply for one themselves. For example, should the patient be a minor under the age of 18, or if the patient needs assistance accessing medical cannabis, a caregiver can be assigned to complete the process on their behalf.

A caregiver must be aged 21 or older. For minors, it is usually a parent or legal guardian. The caregiver will be stated on the caregiver designation form. The caregiver receives their own medical marijuana caregiver license which includes their photo, name and other details as proof that they are licensed to purchase marijuana. The caregiver card is valid for as long as the patient’s card is valid, no more than two years. A patient can change caregivers during the 2 year period.

The application process is very similar for caregivers in Oklahoma and requires the same ID documents as listed above.

Can a Qualifying Patient Grow Cannabis in Oklahoma?

Yes, qualifying patients can grow cannabis in Oklahoma. Those possessing a state-issued license may possess up to six mature marijuana plants and up to six seedling (immature) plants.

Are my Details Kept Confidential When I Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card?

Yes. Leafwell is committed to protecting the privacy of our patients. Our online service is HIPAA compliant and our systems are designed to keep all of your confidential details safe.

Does Oklahoma Have Medical Marijuana Reciprocity?

Sort of, yes. If you hold a medical marijuana card elsewhere, you can apply for a temporary card during your stay in Oklahoma.

Patients who qualify for a medical marijuana card in another state may apply for a temporary medical marijuana card in Oklahoma. Residents who live in another state that hold a valid MMJ license in their home state may apply for a temporary license to “buy, use, and grow” medical marijuana from an Oklahoma dispensary.

The medical marijuana certificate & MMJ card will be valid for 30 days, and cannot exceed the expiration of the out-of-state MMJ card. Temporary Oklahoma MMJ licenses can be renewed.

Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Bricktown and Edmond

Oklahoma City is the most cannabis-friendly city in the state. In 2018, it adopted a ‘simple possession’ rule which lowered the maximum fine for possession of marijuana paraphernalia to just $50.

However, there is little if any difference in medical cannabis laws between different Oklahoma jurisdictions. Regardless of where you are in Oklahoma, you can get a medical marijuana card online with Leafwell, MD.

Leafwell MD Ardmore

915 3rd Ave NW, Ardmore, OK 73401
(918) 879-1678

Leafwell MD Bricktown

115 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(918) 879-1678

Leafwell MD Edmond

518 S Coltrane Rd, Edmond, OK 73034
(918) 879-1678

Leafwell MD OK City

5609 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(918) 879-1678

Leafwell MD Oklahoma City

2640 NW 10th St suite F, Oklahoma City, OK 73107
(918) 879-1678

Leafwell MD Tulsa

2311 E 12th Pl, Tulsa, OK 74104
(918) 879-1678

Leafwell MD Tulsa

9999 S Mingo Rd Suite V Tulsa, OK 74133
(918) 879-1678

Leafwell MD Tulsa

316 S Rockford Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120
(918) 879-1678

Leafwell MD Tulsa

1333 N Utica Ave, Tulsa, OK 74110
(918) 879-1678

Remember: you don’t have to visit a clinic in-person in order to qualify for a certificate and MMJ card in Oklahoma – you can do it all online, with Leafwell!

History of Medical Marijuana Laws in Oklahoma

Here is a brief overview of the history of medical marijuana laws and legislation in Oklahoma:

  • 1933 – outlawed all forms of marijuana
  • June 26, 2018 – voters legalized medical marijuana. The state then became the quickest ever to implement an effective medical cannabis law and started accepting applications two months later
  • September 24, 2018 – reduced the penalty for simple possession of marijuana to a fine, capped at $400 (previously it had been $1,200 and six months in jail

Current Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Laws

Under Oklahoma’s SQ 788 & the emergency medical marijuana rules, patients who hold a medical marijuana card have the right to:

  • Enrol in school without rejection based only on cardholder status
  • Rent an apartment without eviction or rejection based solely on patient status
  • Work at their place of employment without discrimination for having a card or testing positive for marijuana
  • Receive healthcare without disqualification merely due to medical marijuana treatment
  • Visit or have custody of their child without denial only based on patient status
  • Hold a state-issued license without suspension on the sole basis of cardholder status

However, your OK medical marijuana patient card does not necessarily give you the right to:

  • Use or possess marijuana at your place of employment without recourse
  • Work, live or learn somewhere that could face loss of a monetary or licensing benefit under federal law due to your patient status – this means that those in some types of federal jobs may find that their patient status clashes with federal laws. This applies to those who require a commercial driver’s licence as well.
  • Sell or distribute marijuana to others without a commercial medical cannabis license
  • Own a firearm – many states prohibit those with a medical marijuana card from owning a firearm.

To find out more about getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Oklahoma, get in touch with the expert team at Leafwell today or use any of these verified resources below:

Written by
Ruth Lemon
Ruth Lemon - Operations Manager

Ruth Lemon has worked in Cambodia and Australia, gaining experience in the non-profit sector, education and international development, and digital marketing. New to the cannabis sector, Ruth is helping Leafwell to scale without compromising the customer experience and seeks to create a frictionless customer journey. She now lives in the UK with her rescued Cambodian cat and believes Leafwell is improving access to and understanding of a valuable medical alternative.

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