Oklahoma is the place to be!
If you’ve already figured that out and call Oklahoma home, you can add another sweetener to the list of reasons that Oklahoma really is the place to be. In 2018, Oklahoma created a pathway for patients to legally purchase, grow, and use marijuana for personal medical purposes.
If you’re an Okie looking for how to get a medical cannabis card in the Sooner State, you’re in the right place. In this guide, My Virtual Physician will lay out the steps you can take to apply for your medical marijuana adult patient license in Oklahoma.
Cannabis has become increasingly recognized for its pain-relieving, muscle-relaxing, and other therapeutic health benefits. While Oklahoma does not have a specific list of medical conditions that warrant medical cannabis approval, we can share common qualifying conditions from other states to give you an idea of what ailments your doctor may certify as appropriate for medical cannabis treatment.
Here is a list of common medical conditions that are accepted by most doctors for medical marijuana recommendation:
The above list is not exhaustive, and if you think your symptoms would benefit from medical cannabis but are not on the list above, Oklahoma has left the door open for your doctor to have the flexibility to determine appropriate recommendations.
Continue reading to learn what steps you need to take to get your cannabis medical card in Oklahoma. This guide covers how to get a medical cannabis card if you are 18 years or older and living in OK.
To get your medical cannabis card in Oklahoma, you’ll need three things:
Before you can get your medical cannabis card application started, you’ll need to schedule a visit with your doctor. During your appointment with your bona fide physician, you’ll need to request that your doctor fills out and signs the physician portion of the Office of Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) form.
During your visit, your doctor will confirm your identity, assess your medical need for cannabis, and complete the physician portion of the physician recommendation form.
My Virtual Physician is able to establish a patient-physician relationship between you and one of our Oklahoma-licensed doctors. Once this is established, you can request a physician certification from us to get your medical marijuana patient license. To get started, fill out our online application to get your card.
After your visit, you’ll have the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) approved form. Within 30 days of your visit, you’ll need to submit your medical cannabis card application to the state of Oklahoma for review and processing. We’ll cover that in step #2.
With your physician recommendation form in hand, your next move is to initiate the application process with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA). Before opening a new application, review this application checklist to make sure you’ve got all required documents.
When ready, apply online on the government website through the portal. Detailed instructions are provided in the application demo videos at the bottom of the page. Here, you’ll be able to start a new application and upload your documents, including:
You’ll also be able to make your state registration payment for your card inside the portal and check the status of your application once it has been submitted.
There are two separate payments required to complete the medical cannabis card application process. First, you’ll need to pay your doctor for his or her consultation services. My Virtual Physician currently charges $115 for this type of appointment.
The second payment goes to the state with your online application. Oklahoma currently charges $100 plus $4.30 card processing fees. Reduced fees ($20) are available to those who are enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or SoonerCare.
So, the total cost of getting a medical cannabis card in Oklahoma can be under $220.
Your cannabis card is valid for up to two years and must be renewed, along with an updated physician recommendation form.
Take charge of your medical choices and start feeling better. When you’re ready, get your Oklahoma medical cannabis card with the help of My Virtual Physician. Set up your physician consultation with My Virtual Physician today to get started.