On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Oklahoma residents voted to approve a bill (SQ 788), allowing the physician-recommended use of medical marijuana. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has set up an online portal where you can follow the necessary steps to receive your medical marijuana card. The website address is omma.ok.gov
Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Web Information
On this website, you can download a copy of the physician recommendation form. Take this form to your Oklahoma Board Certified MD or DO to fill out and sign.
Minors applying for a medical marijuana license need two forms filled out: one for their Oklahoma Board Certified MD or DO to complete and sign, and the other form to designate an adult caregiver for the minor.
Once the necessary forms are complete, you will register online, fill out your application, and upload your photo for the card, your identification and other documents.
The application fee is $100, with a reduced fee of $20 for Medicaid, SoonerCare, or Medicare benefits patients. You pay the fee online with a Visa/Master Card or Debit Card. Fees are non-refundable, and a renewal will be required every two years to keep your card active.
Where to Buy Medical Marijuana
After receiving your medical marijuana card, you need a reputable and licensed Oklahoma medical marijuana dispensary to buy it from. Earthly Mist has built a strong reputation for quality herbal medicine products and customer care across Oklahoma over the past few years, and we are a licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Oklahoma.
We provide our customers easy payment options, a 10% military discount. Also, 24-hour support and transportation to help handicapped customers get to and from the store are coming soon.
Medical Marijuana Facts
The term “medical marijuana” is used when the unprocessed marijuana plant, or its basic extracts, such as THC or CBD, are used to alleviate symptoms of conditions or illness.
Studies on the cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant show that these compounds may benefit people with certain ailments. Cannabinoids are chemicals related to THC otherwise known as the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is the main mind-altering agent in marijuana that gives individuals a “high.”
Cannabinoids are chemicals that your body already produces that can affect your thinking, memory, movement, and appetite. Many scientists like to express the effects of cannabinoids on the senses, such as taste, touch, hearing, smell, and sight.
Currently, the two main cannabinoids from the marijuana plant that are of medical interest are THC and CBD.
THC is known to increase appetite and reduce nausea and is used by many cancer patients.
CBD doesn’t make people “high” and is not popular for recreational use. This cannabinoid has been used to help treat pain as well as assist with treating mental illness and other conditions.
Medical Marijuana Safety Information
Many patients are looking to Medical Cannabis as a natural, non-toxic, non-lethal way to relieve their symptoms. As for general safety, there are things to look out for. Known side effects can range from dry mouth or eyes, to increased appetite or misplaced energy. It is important to review dosage amounts with your doctor.
Depending on your condition and desired outcome, the amount of medical cannabis can have varying effects. For example, low dosages may provide relief from conditions such as anxiety, while higher dosages of cannabis can increase or worsen anxiety. High consumption can lead to nausea, shortness of breath, panic, or even hallucinations.
Many of these side effects are seen within medical cannabis that contains a high THC level. Make sure to discuss side effects and dosage with your doctor, and pay attention to your body. If you experience any adverse side effects, make sure to stay calm and practice alleviation processes, such as:
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Lay down and rest/sleep
- Eat a healthy snack to help with low blood sugar
- Take a walk
- Take a shower
Side effects should subside, depending on the amount that was used. There are currently no known concerns over long-term effects on the brain. Effects that may be of concern include the following:
- Inhalers of marijuana may have a Higher risk for Bronchitis or impaired respiratory function.
- Adults who are heavy users may have a Higher risk of developing anomic aphasia (the inability to recall the words they want to say to express themselves).
Talk with your doctor if you feel medical marijuana might help you, and check with your insurance to see they cover it, or if it would be out of pocket.
Our herbal medicine and medical marijuana specialists at Earthly Mist can also answer many questions about different products and how people are using them to address symptom relief.