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Oregon Medical Marijuana Card

 

**OMMP CUSTOMER SERVICE WINDOW CLOSING** 
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Oregon Medical Marijuana Program
TO: All Oregon Medical Marijuana Program Participants:
Starting  March 5, 2012, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) will be closing its customer service window at the Portland State Office Building (PSOB).  As of this date, OMMP applicants and cardholders will no longer be able to submit payments or paperwork in person to the OMMP. The OMMP is aware that many cardholders have become accustomed to submitting their paperwork in person and receiving a receipt for their payments at the customer service window. It is important to understand that a receipt issued at the OMMP customer service window affords a person no additional legal protection than a certified mail receipt from the post office or any other proof of transmission of an application to the OMMP.
*Per ORS 475.309 (9), a person who has applied for a registry identification card but whose application has not yet been approved or denied, and who is contacted by any law enforcement officer in connection with the person’s administration, possession, delivery or production of marijuana for medical use may provide to the law enforcement officer a copy of the written documentation submitted to the authority and proof of the date of mailing or other transmission of the documentation to the authority. This documentation shall have the same legal effect as a registry identification card until such time as the person receives notification that the application has been approved or denied.
We understand this represents a change for some OMMP cardholders. Though the OMMP will not have a customer service window to accept applications or issue receipts, we will have a secure drop box on the first floor of the PSOB for individuals who wish to come to the building and drop off their applications in a sealed envelope rather than place them in the mail. Also, OMMP card holders can still submit paperwork and payments by mail to OHA/OMMP, PO Box 14450 , Portland, OR 97232.
The OMMP is working on developing an online application process in order so that patients may submit their applications electronically and make payments by using a credit or debit card. Our target date for completion of this web-based application is by the end of 2012.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the OMMP at 971-673-1234.

**OMMP CUSTOMER SERVICE WINDOW CLOSING**

TO: All Oregon Medical Marijuana Program Participants:

Starting  March 5, 2012, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) will be closing its customer service window at the Portland State Office Building (PSOB).  As of this date, OMMP applicants and cardholders will no longer be able to submit payments or paperwork in person to the OMMP. The OMMP is aware that many cardholders have become accustomed to submitting their paperwork in person and receiving a receipt for their payments at the customer service window. It is important to understand that a receipt issued at the OMMP customer service window affords a person no additional legal protection than a certified mail receipt from the post office or any other proof of transmission of an application to the OMMP.

Per ORS 475.309 (9), a person who has applied for a registry identification card but whose application has not yet been approved or denied, and who is contacted by any law enforcement officer in connection with the person’s administration, possession, delivery or production of marijuana for medical use may provide to the law enforcement officer a copy of the written documentation submitted to the authority and proof of the date of mailing or other transmission of the documentation to the authority. This documentation shall have the same legal effect as a registry identification card until such time as the person receives notification that the application has been approved or denied.

We understand this represents a change for some OMMP cardholders. Though the OMMP will not have a customer service window to accept applications or issue receipts, we will have a secure drop box on the first floor of the PSOB for individuals who wish to come to the building and drop off their applications in a sealed envelope rather than place them in the mail. Also, OMMP card holders can still submit paperwork and payments by mail to OHA/OMMP, PO Box 14450 , Portland, OR 97232.

The OMMP is working on developing an online application process in order so that patients may submit their applications electronically and make payments by using a credit or debit card. Our target date for completion of this web-based application is by the end of 2012.

 

**NOTICE OF OMMP FEE CHANGES** 

Oregon Medical Marijuana Program - the following fees will go into effect on October 1, 2011:  

  • Cardholder application and annual renewal fee: $200
  • Reduced application and annual renewal fee for persons receiving SNAP (food stamp) and for OHP cardholders: $100
  • Reduced application and annual renewal fee for persons receiving SSI benefits: $20
  • Fee for replacement registry cards: $100 ($20 for those patients who qualify for the $20 reduced application fee)
  • Grow site registration fee on applications where the patient is not his or her own grower: $50 

New fees apply to new applications and replacement card requests post-marked on or after 10/1/2011 and to renewal applications for cards that expire on or after 10/1/2011.

Oregon Medical Marijuana Card

In order to receive full legal protections of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA), qualified medical marijuana patients must register with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP). The application fee is $200; however the fee is reduced to $100 for patients on the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) or monthly Food Stamp benefits, or $20 for those receiving monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

How to Obtain a Medical Marijuana Card in Oregon

  • Obtain a signed Physician’s Statement froma Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) currently licensed to practice medicine in Oregon under Oregon Revised Statute Chapter 677. You can find a qualified medical marijuana doctor in Oregon here.
  • Complete and sign an OMMP Application Form.
  • Pay an application fee via check or money order in the amount of $200 payable to “OMMP” or “DHS/State of Oregon.” The fee is reduced to $100 for patients on the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) or monthly Food Stamp benefits, or $20 for those receiving monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • You must provide a clear, legible, and valid copy of a U.S. State or Federal issued photographic identification card that includes last name, first name, and date of birth. If the information or expiration date is not on the front of the ID, copy the back of the card showing that it is current.
  •  If you are under age 18, your parent or guardian must complete the OMMP - Declaration of Person Responsible for a Minorform and complete Part B of the Application Form as a primary caregiver. This form must be notarized. 
  • Mail all of the above  to:

DHS/OMMP
PO BOX 14450
Portland, OR 97293-0450

*To contact the OMMP directly call (971) 673-1234 from 8am to 4:45pm, Mon-Fri.

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