Are you interested in using medical marijuana? PrestoDoctor can help! If you live in Oklahoma, you can now get a medical marijuana card. As of May 7, 2019, HB 2612 went into effect making this possible.
Since this legislation is new, many transitional processes may be in effect. Read on to learn how to get a medical marijuana card in Oklahoma.
What Is a Medical Marijuana Card?
A medical marijuana card’s official name is a medical marijuana (MMJ) recommendation. For individuals who need marijuana or cannabis for medical reasons, they must get an MMJ.
The recommendation must come from the doctor prescribing marijuana. They are responsible for giving you information about the treatment and proper use.
Who Monitors This Program in Oklahoma?
The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) manages the MMJ program for the State of Oklahoma. This agency oversees licensing, regulation, and administration of the program. Their duty is to ensure safe and responsible use for everyone in Oklahoma.
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Oklahoma
You begin the process by speaking with one of our physicians. The physician will conduct an evaluation to determine if your medical condition can improve with marijuana use.
The physician may review a list of qualifying conditions. Other states have a list of conditions that the patients must meet to get an MMJ.
Oklahoma does not have a specific list of conditions to get an MMJ. Once the physician makes their decision, they will certify the prescription for medical marijuana.
You complete the application and payment through our online system. You can receive help from your prescribing physician and our staff. You may also visit omma.ok.gov using a valid email address.
Information You Need for the Application Process
To get an MMJ, you will need to provide the following information
- Full name
- Home address and mailing address
- Date of birth
- Telephone number
- Valid email address
- Physician information
- You signature dated with 30 days of the application date
If you find the question, “Physician Certifying Board”, put “NA” in this field. Since this law is new, there are still some items under revision.
Documentation Needed for the Application
All requested documentation must be valid and unexpired. You must provide all these documents as digital or color copies.
Provide one of the items on this list as proof of Oklahoma residency:
- An Oklahoma driver’s license or identification card (front of card in color)
- The preceding year’s State of Oklahoma tax return document
- An Oklahoma utility bill (for the calendar month preceding the date of application. Cell phone and internet bills will NOT be accepted).
- A residential property deed showing ownership of Oklahoma property
- Current rental agreement for OK residential property
- Other documentation OMMA deems sufficient. You can call OMMA at (405) 522-OMMA to see what other (if any) they would accept
You will need to provide one of the following to show proof of identity:
- Oklahoma driver’s license (front and back)
- Oklahoma identification card (front and back)
- U.S. passport or other photo identification issued by the U.S. government
- Tribal identification card approved by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety for identification
Tribal identification cards include:
- Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma
- Kiowa Comanche
- Apache of Oklahoma
- Absentee Shawnee
- Caddo Nation of Oklahoma
You will need to provide a clear, color, full-face digital photograph. You must have an Adult Patient Physician Recommendation Form dated within 30 days of the application. If you receive Medicaid (SoonerCare) or Medicare, you will need to provide the insurance card or enrollment documentation.
How Do I Pay for a Card?
This is the easy part! PrestoDoctor appointments are $109.99 for a recommendation that is good for two years. After you get approved for your recommendation you will need to apply with the state of Oklahoma. The typical fee for the state application is $100. If you have Medicaid (SoonerCare) or Medicare, you will pay a decreased fee of $20 for the state application. You must pay these fees using a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card as either credit or debit card.
If you do not have a credit card, you may buy a pre-paid MasterCard or Visa card at a retail store. You can put the application and processing fees on this card. Then you will use the card to pay your online application fees.
What If You Need a Caregiver to Help with the Marijuana?
Some individuals are unable to administer medical marijuana to themselves. They need the help of a caregiver.
In this situation, you can get a caregiver license with documentation from the physician. You must include your Adult Patient Physician Recommendation Form with your application (don’t worry – we will help you with this!). You may also submit it at a later date by accessing your online account.
You may only have one licensed caregiver at a time. This caregiver must submit an Adult Patient Caregiver Designation Form signed by you.
What Happens Once You Finish the Application?
Now that you have submitted the forms and application, what happens next?
OMMA reviews your application. They look to see if your application is complete and meets all requirements.
You will receive an approval letter with your identification card. The card is mailed within 14 days of your application submission date.
In the case of unclear or missing information or documents, OMMA sends an email to you. They will request the needed information. You will then log into your account and make the corrections.
The submission date is the date when you submit all the information and documentation. Thus, if you have corrections, your submission date will change.
If the OMMA reviews and denies an application because all requirements aren’t met, you will receive a denial letter. This will arrive within 14 days of application submission. The letter will state the reason for the denial.
Will I Be Put on a List?
Many people fear that obtaining an MMJ will put their name on a list of marijuana users. Be assured that there is no list. The DEA does not know who has MMJs and no consolidated database exists.
Your patient status remains confidential. All healthcare information falls under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protection.
As with all medical information, your medical marijuana evaluations fall under HIPAA rules. The release of any information requires patient permission.
Doctor-patient confidentiality rules extend to the police, department of motor vehicles, and employers. Physicians must keep these records secure and separate. Online sites must legally meet HIPAA regulations as well.
Do You Live in Oklahoma and Want to Use Medical Marijuana?
As marijuana legislation moves through the country, many people are now able to get MMJs. Our site has information to help you learn how to get a medical marijuana card in Oklahoma.
We are committed to providing you with the utmost convenience. At the same time, we will provide medical and financial privacy for you. You can complete the process from your home.
Contact us today to learn more about getting your medical marijuana card.Get Your Card Now