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Does my Texas Medical Marijuana Prescription Work in Oklahoma?
At Compassionate Telemedicine, our Board-Certified doctors consult with patients to determine if they qualify for low dose THC medication in the state of Texas.
These prescriptions are not actually medical marijuana cards, and therefore cannot be used in any other states. Furthermore, any legal and prescribed low dose THC given out under the Compassionate Care Act cannot be taken across state lines.
The qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in Texas are epilepsy, other forms of seizure disorder, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), spasticity, multiple sclerosis, autism and other spectrum disorders, chronic traumatic encephalopathy/traumatic brain injury, cancer, and a long list of neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimers disease, vascular dementia, Picks dementia, Lewy body dementia, and Parkinson’s disease.
For those who prefer to see a list, here is a list of qualifying disorders:
Unfortunately, Texas does not yet consider some conditions that qualify in other states as disorders that would benefit from medical cannabis. The list of these disorders includes anxiety, PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatic disorders, or any pain or addiction disorders.
A list of disorders that do NOT qualify in Texas include:
How Do You Get A Medical Marijuana Card in Oklahoma?
The program is a pretty simple one to apply for. Nonetheless, check out the steps if you are an Oklahoma resident aged 18+ and think that MMJ is a viable option.
Step 1 – Find a Doctor and Schedule an Appointment
Not all Oklahoma doctors are required to participate in the medical marijuana program. Family physicians, in particular, are often reluctant to get involved in the process. Fortunately, you can find a list of physicians on the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) website.
There is no need for a doctor to register with the OMMA before signing a Physician Recommendation Form. However, the process is faster when you use a registered doctor. Bring a blank copy of the Recommendation Form when you visit the doctor’s office. You will need to outline why you believe you need an MMJ card.
Step 2 – Start the Online Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Application
Visit the state’s official medical marijuana website to begin your online application. You will need to fill out various online forms and provide the following information:
Here is a table highlighting what types of documents are accepted to fulfill each of the above requirements:
Proof of Residency:
● An Oklahoma utility bill (for the calendar month preceding the date of application. Cell phone and internet bills are NOT accepted)
● A residential property deed showing ownership of Oklahoma property
● A valid rental agreement for a residential Oklahoma property
- ● An Oklahoma driver’s license (scanned front and back)
● An Oklahoma voter I.D. card
Proof of Identity:
● An Oklahoma identification card (scanned front and back)
● A U.S. passport (or another photo I.D. issued by the U.S government)
● A tribal I.D. card approved for identification purposes by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
Step 3 – Wait for Your Card & Visit a Dispensary
OMMA reviews your application once you have sent it and paid the fees. If approved, you will receive an approval letter in the mail within 14 days of the application submission. You also get your valid MMJ card that allows you to buy medical marijuana in dispensaries
If the application is missing required documents, you are notified via email. Your card is valid for two years unless the OMMA revokes it. If the application is denied because of unmet requirements, you receive a letter of denial in the mail within 14 days of submission of the application.
For more information, feel free to call the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority at 405-271-2266 for additional assistance.
What Are the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Costs?
In general, you can expect to pay an additional $200 for the MMJ evaluation. However, there are now services offered by companies. In both cases, you can have a consultation online. It only takes around 15 minutes. Once you receive your MMJ card, you can legally visit one of the enormous arrays of Oklahoma marijuana dispensaries.
What Conditions Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Oklahoma?
Unlike practically every other MMJ state program, there is no defined list of qualifying conditions. You only need the recommendation of a licensed physician. Common reasons for approval include:
However, it is at the discretion of the physician in question. This is why you should put in extra time to find a marijuana-friendly one! The lack of qualifying conditions was met with outrage in some quarters.
Dr. Kevin Taubman, for instance, former president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, said: “This is a bad public health policy that does not resemble a legitimate medical treatment program.”
Other Information on the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana License Process
The Oklahoma marijuana bill, in its current form, is pretty “generous,” to say the very least. It permits large purchasing and possession limits, and the two-year validity is twice the length of most other states. In any case, here are a few answers to FAQs about the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Program.
How Much Cannabis Can I Buy & Possess in Oklahoma?
Residents with a state medical marijuana card can:
Can Minors Get an MMJ Card in Oklahoma?
Yes. However, you need to obtain two physician signatures on a separate form. A parent or legal guardian must also provide additional information about the patient.
Where Can I Purchase MMJ in Oklahoma?
The MMJ program in the state has taken off at warp speed. By February 2020, the state already had more than 2,200 dispensaries, the most in the entire country!
Am I Allowed to Grow Marijuana at Home?
Yes! You can grow up to six mature plants in a private residence (in addition to six seedlings). However, possession of more than eight ounces is illegal. Therefore, when you harvest your crop, you need to process it or dispose of it. Unless you have a special license, it is unlawful to sell it, and you are not permitted to donate cannabis.
Am I Allowed to Assign a Caregiver?
Yes. Patients need to provide valid/documented information on why they need a caregiver. The patient submits the caregiver designation application form. This individual must obtain an MMJ caregiver license from the OMMA. Once approved, a caregiver can grow cannabis in their home on your behalf, or purchase it for you.
Is the Program Open to MMJ Cardholders from Other States?
Yes. Residents of other states outside Oklahoma that hold a valid MMJ license in their home state may apply for a temporary permit. This enables them to “buy, use, and grow” medical marijuana from an Oklahoma dispensary. The license is valid for 30 days, and cannot exceed the expiration of the out of state medical marijuana card. Temporary Oklahoma MMJ licenses are renewable.
How Do I Get a License to Open a Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Oklahoma? Or to Become a Grower, Processor, or Transporter in Oklahoma?
To qualify as growers, transporters, processors, and dispensary operators, applicants must be:
The application fee for growers, processors, and dispensary operators is $2,500.
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Can Low Dose THC Treat Spasticity?
Yes! Texas has a low dose THC program, legalizing treatment for qualifying conditions.