Pending States

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Qualifications

Who Qualifies for Medicinal Marijuana in Oklahoma

Currently, the state of Oklahoma is still in the process of pending a legislative vote on the issue of medical marijuana. The state of Oklahoma has outlined several key factors for the medical marijuana program that would take place within the state, but has not yet been officially enacted.

On Jan. 17, 2013, a medical marijuana measure that was authored by Senator Constance Johnson, a democrat out of District 48, was brought forth before Oklahoma's acting legislature. The measure received its very first reading on Feb. 4, 2013 and was then later referred to Health and Human Services department only a day later. The bill entitled Senate Bill 902 was withdrawn from Health and Human Services committee and referred to Business and Commerce on Feb. 18, 2013. There have currently been no further actions made on this medical marijuana legislation because the Oklahoma State legislature is in recess until Feb of 2014. Under current Oklahoma law, proposed bills carry over to even years only.

SB-902 would have been responsible for the state of Oklahoma legalizing the possession, manufacture, sale, administration, delivery, dispensing and distribution of up to eight ounces of dried marijuana in connection with medical use thereof for certified patients. This medical marijuana measure would have permitted registered and state-sanctioned organizations to sell, administer, and deliver marijuana to certified patients or the caregiver of a certified patient for its identified medical use.

However, SB 902 is considered largely symbolic and would not legalize medical marijuana because the bill uses the terminology "prescribe" instead of "recommend." Currently, federal law prohibits marijuana from being prescribed.


How to Become a Medical Marijuana Patient in Oklahoma

  1. Patients who are looking to qualify for medical marijuana in the state of Oklahoma must be first a resident of the state who can readily provide proof of a valid Oklahoma identification card as a validation of residency.
  2. Patients must be able to obtain a copy of their medical records or complete medical history, indicating they have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition that has been outlined by the state of Oklahoma. Learn how to request your medical records.
  3. Patients must obtain a form of written documentation from a medical practitioner who is licensed in the state of Oklahoma, further solidifying that patients are qualified and will find medical relief in the use of cannabis. We request that you bring your medical records with you to your appointment.
  4. You must apply for and receive a medical marijuana card from the state of Oklahoma.

OKLAHOMA QUALIFYING MARIJUANA PATIENT CONDITIONS

The patient must have a seriously debilitating condition, which shall be specified in the patient's health care record and can be easily reviewed by a cannabis-recommending physician.

The patient is under a licensed medical practitioner's care for the previously determined serious condition; and in the practitioner's professional opinion, the patient is likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the primary or adjunctive treatment with medical use of cannabis for the serious condition.