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What You Need to Know About Getting an MMJ Card in Oklahoma

State regulations for residents who want to buy cannabis products

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When it comes to medical marijuana, Oklahoma is one of the most conservative states in the country. But getting an MMJ card can still be highly beneficial if you have one of the qualifying conditions. To make sure that you have everything you need to make your application as successful as possible, here’s what you need to know about getting a medical marijuana card in Oklahoma.

How Do I Get An Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Card?

When you apply for your card, you will need to provide proof of residency. This may include documentation such as a utility bill, a valid government-issued photo ID, your passport, and/or a Social Security card. If you don't have any photo identification, then bringing two other forms of identification is recommended. These should include at least one document with your name on it (such as an insurance card) along with another form that includes identifying information such as a social security number or birth date.

How Much Medical Marijuana Can I Possess With My Card?

Once you get your medical marijuana card, there is a limit on how much cannabis you can legally possess. This is going to vary from state to state, so it’s important that you consult with your Oklahoma marijuana doctor or local dispensary on how much cannabis you’re allowed to have at any given time. The general rule of thumb is that patients are able to possess up to 2 ounces of medicinal weed. Some states allow for more, but others, like Oklahoma, do not. That’s why it’s extremely important to know the rules in your state.

Where Can I Smoke/Vape/Consume My Marijuana?

In many states, it’s illegal to consume marijuana in any public place or in places where smoking tobacco or e-cigarettes is prohibited. That includes restaurants, bars, shopping centers, schools, and parks. Some cities have adopted further restrictions on consuming cannabis by adding them to their ordinances. If you’re unsure about where it’s legal for you to consume your cannabis, check with your city’s local authorities and/or speak with a defense attorney licensed in Oklahoma.

Can I Take It On Planes, Trains, or Other Means of Transportation?

You can legally travel with your medical marijuana as long as it is approved by the FDA and contains less than 0.3 percent THC, the federal limit for hemp. Since only hemp and hemp-derived products are legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, you can’t cross state lines with regular high-THC cannabis.

Your approval card is technically a form of identification and can be used just like a driver’s license. If you are found carrying over the allowed amount of cannabis, however, there may be serious legal consequences. Make sure that you check all your products before traveling, so you can be sure that they meet the requirements. As long as you abide by the limits, you should not have any trouble traveling with low-THC medical marijuana.

Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

To get medical marijuana in Oklahoma, you must be diagnosed with one of the qualifying conditions. These include (but are not limited to): cancer, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, intractable epilepsy, and glaucoma. If you suffer from any of these debilitating ailments, you may be eligible for medical marijuana.

In order to receive your card, you will need to visit your doctor and obtain written certification stating that cannabis is an appropriate treatment option for your specific ailment(s). The state will then send out your card within 14 days of receiving your application.

What Products Can You Buy in Oklahoma with a Medical Marijuana Card

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Oklahomans are already permitted to legally purchase a number of cannabis-derived products, including THC vape cartridges, THC e-liquids, and topical rubs. However, don’t expect to see marijuana flowers (buds) for sale recreationally anytime soon. While Oklahoma voters passed State Question 788, lawmakers still debate whether medical marijuana should be legal. Like many states, there are strict regulations around how exactly these products should be produced.

Conclusion

If you live in Oklahoma and want to buy cannabis products, it’s important to know what you need to qualify and the rules after you have your medical marijuana card. Being aware of the requirements will help make your process go more smoothly and allow you to start using medical marijuana as a treatment alternative.

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Tess DiNapoli

Tess DiNapoli

Tess DiNapoli is an artist, freelance writer, and content strategist. She has a passion for yoga and often writes about fitness & wellness, as well as fashion.