In June 2018, Oklahoma voters approved bill SQ 788, legalizing doctor-recommended, medical use of marijuana (cannabis).
Although state agencies are still working out some regulatory processes, patients suffering conditions such as chronic pain, cancer, anxiety and other illnesses will soon be able to visit a Oklahoma Medical Dispensary designated as an official medical marijuana provider. Earthly Mist has applied for a card as an Oklahoma medical dispensary and will update patients as soon as it’s available.
When Will the Local Oklahoma Medical Dispensary Be Open?
According to the latest reports, Oklahoma medical dispensary locations should start receiving licenses in the next few weeks. Earthly Mist applied to become an official dispensary the moment the online application process launched. The license should be finished sometime this fall. Please check back for regular updates.
What are the Benefits of Medical Cannabis?
The following conditions have the most research backing medical cannabis pain relief benefits, although there are several other conditions where marijuana shows promise as a treatment option:
- Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
- Neuropathic pain disorders
- Muscle spasms
- Chronic pain
- Severe nausea
- Anxiety and PTSD
- Multiple sclerosis
- Cachexia and wasting syndrome
- Chron’s disease
- Anorexia and bulimia
- Overcoming opiate addiction
How to Get a Patient Medical Marijuana Card in Oklahoma?
Patients who want a medical marijuana card should visit the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority website to fill out an application. There are separate applications for adult patients and minor patients.
The application process includes a form your doctor needs to fill out for approval.
You will also need to submit proof of identification (driver’s license, Oklahoma State photo ID, U.S. passport, Tribal Identification Card, etc.). Note: minor applicants’ forms also require a copy of the child’s birth certificate. You will also need to submit a digital photo so that the agency can create your new medical marijuana photo ID card. See the requirements for the digital photo on the OMMA website.
Patients across Oklahoma are already receiving their medical marijuana cards and the system seems to be running smoothly so far, with only a few minor glitches. These cards are valid for 2 years from the date of issue, after which the application must be renewed and a new card issued.
Note: A minor patient with a qualifying health condition and medical marijuana ID card must be accompanied to the Oklahoma medical dispensary by a parent or guardian.
Will a Doctor Recommend Medical Marijuana?
It’s important to discuss your condition and treatment with your doctor. But some doctors, due to their insurance or practice policies, may not be able or willing to fill out the physician form required for the patient to receive a medical marijuana card. The OMMA website also has a list of physicians who have voluntarily registered themselves with the agency as doctors who are willing to discuss the use of medical cannabis with patients in regards to the treatment of various conditions that may be improved with medical marijuana.
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