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Oklahoma Medical Marijuana

The State of Oklahoma does not have a medical marijuana program at this time, however, on April 30, 2015, the State of Oklahoma passed a bill that does allow patients diagnosed with severe forms of epilepsy, to now use cannabidiol (CBD) — a cannabinoid found in cannabis — to treat severe cases of epilepsy. CBD cannabis oil has shown to have medical benefit for treating and controlling otherwise uncontrollable seizure disorders.

Signed by Mary Fallin Governor of Oklahoma, House Bill 2154 limits the amount of the tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC) content in the cannabis oil to no more than 0.3% THC.

Upon passage, Governor Fallin said that the bill will ultimately allow sick children the opportunity to access what could potentially be, life-changing medicine. The Governor went on further proclaiming that the CBD oil is a non-intoxicating derivative of marijuana, meaning that there is no potential “high”.

The legislation has been crafted such that medical studies will be tightly controlled in an effort to scientifically research potential treatments, in a responsible way — the law’s focus is on support for well supervised medical trials studying the effects of CBD use in children diagnosed with debilitating seizures.

For more information on how to access CBD cannabis oil in Oklahoma, kindly contact the Oklahoma Department of Health directly.

In February 2017, legislation was introduced to create the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Act of 2017, which would provide an exemption from criminal action to patients who qualify for medical marijuana.

To be notified when the State of Oklahoma passes legislature becoming a legal medical marijuana state, please sign up to the Oklahoma waitlist.

Bills and Proposed Legislation

On February 6, 2017, Rep. Eric Proctor introduced House Bill 1877 to enact the Medical Marijuana Act of 2017. The measures proposed in the bill are thought to be a replica of what’s being considered in the Arkansas Legislature where voters legalized medical marijuana in November 2016.

If the HB 1877 is passed by lawmakers and signed into law by Oklahoma’s governor, it will exempt qualifying patients from civil and criminal or disciplinary actions for use or transfer of marijuana for medicinal purposes. The bill directs the Department of Health to create rules governing the sale of medical marijuana by dispensaries. It also tasks the DOH to issue registry identification cards to patients and caregivers who qualify for them.

Some of the qualifying medical conditions for which licensed physicians may recommend or prescribe medical marijuana under the proposed act include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Severe arthritis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Glaucoma
  • Cancer

Medical cannabis may also be used to treat any debilitating or chronic disease that results in conditions such as the following:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures
  • Nausea
  • Intractable pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Cachexia, or wasting syndrome

 

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Under the provisions of the proposed act, a qualifying patient must be diagnosed by a licensed physician in Oklahoma as having a medical condition that qualifies for medical marijuana. The patient must also be registered with the Department of Health.

The bill also recognizes a visiting qualifying patient. This is a person who has a qualifying medical condition and isn’t an Oklahoma resident, but has the registry ID card or the equivalent from another state. Such a person will be exempted from being penalized for possessing medical marijuana. Usable marijuana is specified as the waxes, vapors, oils, flowers, dried leaves, roots, seeds, stalks and other parts of the plant or a mixture or preparation that contains various parts of it.

Oklahoma Qualification

Find out Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Oklahoma in our definitive guide of Oklahoma’s qualification guidelines. Read up on medical conditions that are covered under Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program, age restrictions, criminal conviction restrictions, and more.

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Laws

Read Oklahoma’s Full Medical Marijuana Laws to gain full specific knowledge of Oklahoma’s exact legal guidelines without interpretation.

Telemedicine Services in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, telemedicine refers to the practice of healthcare delivery, consultation, diagnosis and treatment by means of video, audio or data communications. This includes the prevention and treatment of strokes, exchange of information for medical education, and transfer of patient medical records.

Telemedicine uses video and audio multimedia telecommunication equipment that permits two-way synchronous communication between patient and provider who are not within the same location. Consultations provided through telephone or fax are not regarded as telemedicine.

Oklahoma’s Medicaid program, SoonerCare, reimburses when live video is used, if the provider believes that the service is appropriate for delivery through telemedicine. Services covered include interpretation of ECG readings, telepathology and teleradiology. In Oklahoma, telemedicine is valid for pharmacologic management, mental health assessments, psychiatric diagnostic examinations, office visits and consultations.

Written consent of the patient is required before telemedicine services are delivered, and the consent must be obtained by a physician who has physical contact with the patient. However, there are restrictions on locations. Telemedicine coverage is restricted to rural areas or places where there is insufficient local medical expertise. Counties with less than 50,000 people are considered rural.

Connect With Marijuana Doctors in Oklahoma

State lawmakers are yet to legalize the use of medical marijuana in Oklahoma. However, the bill that has been introduced in the House and the upcoming ballot for legalization of medical marijuana shows that medical cannabis will soon be available for those who have serious medical conditions.

We’ve put a system in place to help you find doctors who can examine you, diagnose your ailment and write a statement to certify you for treatment with medical marijuana:

  • Use Our Effective Search Tool  We have a growing network of competent doctors who are committed to providing services related to the use of medical marijuana. You can now connect with any of our doctors who are close to your neighborhood.

Use our doctors search page to search for physicians in your zip code. In the search results, you’ll see doctors you can contact who can provide a physical examination. You may also perform a citywide search by selecting one of the cities displayed on the page.

  • Review the Profiles of Doctors in Our Network  We maintain profiles for our doctors so you can easily assess them and find out if you’ll be able to develop a good physician-patient relationship. Check out their operating hours and fees, and read the reviews from other patients before you schedule an appointment.
  • Book an Appointment  Request an appointment with a doctor you like and pick a mutually agreeable time. Click on the “Request Appointment” button or call the doctor and schedule by phone.

Find Marijuana Dispensaries

Until state lawmakers pass the bill that will set the framework for the establishment of marijuana dispensaries, it won’t be legal to buy cannabis at a drug store. But, as we have done in states that have legalized medical marijuana, we’ve created a directory that will help you locate dispensaries close to your home. When the state licensed dispensaries are approved, you’ll be able to use our directory to get adequate information about location, phone numbers, stock available and mode of delivery.

All the dispensaries we list in our state directories are managed by experienced pharmacists who have in-depth knowledge about cannabis. They can help you to get the best strains and formulations that will provide faster relief from pain and other debilitating conditions.

Oklahoma Qualification

Find out Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Oklahoma in our definitive guide of Oklahoma’s qualification guidelines. Read up on medical conditions that are covered under Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program, age restrictions, criminal conviction restrictions, and more.

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Laws

Read Oklahoma’s Full Medical Marijuana Laws to gain full specific knowledge of Oklahoma’s exact legal guidelines without interpretation.

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Card

Find out how to obtain a(n) Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Card with our guide to Oklahoma’s state medicinal marijuana ID program. Some states require that you obtain your card prior to obtaining your medicine, so read here first to ensure that you know Oklahoma’s requirements.

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