In June of 2018, Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana through the passage of State Question 788. The law allows qualifying patients to purchase and use medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary if certain criteria are met. Patients must provide a recommendation form signed by a physician. The following provides guidance on physician registration and physician recommendations.
Am I required to register with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority prior to signing a physician’s recommendation form for a patient?
No, physician registration is optional. However, completion of this form prior to recommending medical marijuana will help expedite patients’ application processing.
What information will I need to complete the registration?
You will need the following pieces of information readily available:
- Contact information for your medical practice, including professional email address
- Medical licensure number
- National Provider Identifier (NPI) number
Is there a form I need to fill out to recommend medical marijuana?
Yes, you will need to fill out and sign an official Physician Recommendation Form. These forms are available at omma.ok.gov under adult patients and minor patients. The patient can provide the form to you or you can access it from this site. For more information, see Guidance for Recommending Physicians.
Do I need any special training or certification to register?
No, however a physician must be board certified under rules established by either the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure or the Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners, and his or her license must be in good standing.
Will my name be shared as a physician who authorizes the use of medical marijuana?
The information you provide on your registry form will only be shared with the public with your permission, which you will indicate on your registry form.
Will my licensure information and other information I submit for registration be verified?
Yes, information submitted will be verified with your licensure board.