Q and A:
Sourced from Tulsa World, Anna Condutti, January 27, 2021
How do I get a prescription for medical marijuana?
Marijuana is listed as a Schedule I controlled substance in federal law, so it cannot be prescribed or dispensed by a pharmacy. Patients may consult their doctor, who must be an MD or DO, for a medical marijuana treatment recommendation. Physicians planning to recommend medical marijuana would be required to file a specific form with the state Health Department. In Oklahoma, physicians would be permitted to use their medical judgment when evaluating each patient’s ailments because the law lists no qualifying conditions for marijuana treatment. If the physician signs a statement that the patient could see symptom relief through marijuana treatment, the patient can apply for a state medical marijuana license good for up to two years.
Where can I legally buy medical marijuana?
Because federally it is a Schedule I controlled substance, marijuana products may not be dispensed in pharmacies. Patients may purchase medical marijuana products only from a licensed Oklahoma dispensary. If dispensaries have no products available when a patient receives his or her license, the patient has no legal way to obtain medical marijuana. Patients are not allowed to break federal law to obtain cannabis even for state-approved treatment, and that includes transporting marijuana across state lines. The law does not allow for patients to gift marijuana to one another.
If I want to grow marijuana, am I allowed to do that?
Licensed patients may cultivate marijuana on their own residential real property or on rented real property for which the patient has written permission from the owner to grow marijuana. The plants must not be accessible to the public and, if grown outdoors, must be hidden behind a 6-foot fence secured with a lock and key. Patients may process their own marijuana for concentrates or edibles but would not be permitted to perform extractions using butane.
Is smoking medical marijuana allowed?
Yes. Patients who cultivate or purchase their own marijuana through a qualified dispensary may smoke what they purchase or grow themselves. Another method of consuming marijuana buds through heat is vaporization, a process with similar efficacy as smoking but without the potentially harmful smoke. Vaporizing marijuana allows the THCA in dried, raw marijuana to undergo decarboxylation (the heating process that turns the cannabinoid into the psychoactive chemical THC) without igniting the plant matter.
Can I purchase clones to grow at home?
Yes. Earth Pharms Market will have a clone zone to purchase clones just like buying seedlings in a nursery.
WARNINGS: It may be dangerous to drive or operate machinery while under the influence of medical marijuana. Do not use medical marijuana if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The use of medical marijuana could lead to cannabis dependence and addiction. Firsthand and secondhand medical marijuana smoke contains many of the same cancer-causing chemicals as tobacco smoke.
For Poisoning questions and concerns, contact the Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information at: (800) 222-1222.
KEEP MEDICAL MARIJUANA SECURE AND OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS.
The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority is a program of the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Per Title 63 O.S. 420A, license holders are legally authorized to:
Possess up to three (3) ounces of marijuana on their person;
Possess six (6) mature Marijuanna plants;
Possess six (6) seedling plants;
Possess one (1) ounce of concentrated marijuana;
Possess seventy-two (72) ounces of edible marijuana; and
Possess up to eight (8) ounces of marijuana in their residence.
CARRY YOUR MEDICAL CARD AT ALL TIMES WHEN POSSESSING MEDICAL MARIJUANA.