What is a medical marijuana patient license?
A medical marijuana patient license allows an individual with an approved application to legally buy, use, and grow medical marijuana and medical marijuana products in Oklahoma. This license will be in the form of an identification card that can be used to prove an individual is a license holder. This card will contain the individual’s name, photo, date of birth, city and county of residence, the type of license, the date the license expires, and the patient’s unique medical marijuana license number.
How long does my patient license last?
A patient license is valid for two years from the date it is issued, unless the license is revoked by OMMA.
How do I apply?
Applications and payment will be collected through an online system. This system will be available at omma.ok.gov by August 25, 2018. You will need a valid email address to login to this system. This email address will be used to send you notices once you create an account.
What information do I need to provide in the application?
You need to supply the following information in your application for a patient license:
- Your full name
- Your residence and mailing address
- Your date of birth
- Your telephone number and email address
- Information about your physician
- Your signature dated within 30 days of when you submit your application
What documentation do I need to provide in the application?
You need to supply the following unexpired, valid documentation in your application for a patient license:
- Proof of Oklahoma residency (digital copy of one of the following):
- Oklahoma driver’s license
- Oklahoma identification card
- Oklahoma voter identification card
- A utility bill for the calendar month preceding the date of application, excluding cellular telephone and internet bills
- A residential property deed to property in the State of Oklahoma
- A current rental agreement for residential property located in the State of Oklahoma
- Proof of identity (digital copy of one of the following):
- Oklahoma driver’s license
- Oklahoma identification card
- U.S. passport or other photo identification issued by the U.S government
- Tribal identification card approved for identification purposes by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety:
- United States Bureau of Indian Affairs identification card or a Oklahoma tribal photo identification cards: Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache of Oklahoma, Absentee Shawnee, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Choctaw, Delaware, Caddo Nation of Oklahoma issued on or after January 8, 2008
- A clear, color, full face digital photograph
- Adult Patient Physician Recommendation Form
dated within 30 days of your application submission
- If applicable, your Medicaid (SoonerCare) or Medicare insurance card or enrollment documentation
How much does the application cost?
The standard application fee is $100. Individuals who provide acceptable proof of Medicaid (SoonerCare) or Medicare enrollment will pay a reduced fee of $20. Application fees will be paid by Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card. An additional credit card processing fee will be added to the transaction. These application and processing fees are non-refundable. If you are not approved to receive a license for any reason, your payment will not be refunded.
What if I don’t have a credit card?
Many retail stores have pre-paid Visa or MasterCard cards available for purchase. Applicants who do not have access to a personal credit card may purchase one of these pre-paid Visa or MasterCard cards and load the amount of the licensing and processing fees at the store. The card may then be used for your online transaction.
How do I get a doctor’s recommendation?
You will need to visit your doctor and have him or her complete and sign the Adult Patient Physician Recommendation Form. You will need to provide a digital copy of this form when you submit your application through the online system.
This form must be dated within 30 days of the date you apply. For instance, if your physician signs the recommendation form on September 30, you must submit your application by October 30.
What happens after I apply?
Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed by OMMA staff. If it is deemed complete and meets all requirements, program staff will mail you an approval letter with your identification card within 14 days of your application submission date.
If your application is incomplete due to unclear or missing information or documents, you will receive email correspondence stating the reason(s) it is incomplete. You will be able to log back in to your account to fix these issues. Your submission date is the date you provide a complete application.
If your application is reviewed and denied because you do not meet all the requirements, you will be mailed a denial letter stating the reason(s) for denial within 14 days of submission.
Who will check my license identification card?
You should show your medical marijuana identification card and another form of identification any time you purchase medical marijuana at a dispensary or have marijuana taken to a processor to be concentrated. Law enforcement may also require that you show your identification card to prove that you are licensed to legally use and possess medical marijuana.
What if I need someone to help me buy or use medical marijuana?
Caregiver licenses are available for caregivers of certain patients who can provide documentation from a physician that they need a caregiver. This documentation is part of the Adult Patient Physician Recommendation Form and can be provided by you when you submit your application or at a later date by accessing your online account. You can only have one licensed caregiver at a time and your caregiver must submit an application that meets all requirements to receive a caregiver license. This includes the requirement that your caregiver must provide an Adult Patient Caregiver Designation Form signed by you.
Can I change my caregiver?
Yes, you can submit the Patient Withdrawal of Caregiver Form to withdraw your current caregiver. If you would like to designate another caregiver, they will need to complete a separate caregiver application with another Adult Patient Caregiver Designation Form signed by you.