Oklahoma patient drives have been making medical marijuana cards available to Oklahomans who have a range of debilitating conditions. MMJ is proven to have huge pain-relieving and life-enhancing benefits. OK patient drives have improved medical marijuana accessibility for people living in and visiting the Sooner State.
So, what are patient drives in Oklahoma? Why are OK patient drive events great for patients and dispensaries? And where can you get involved with an MMJ patient drive in OK? Let’s find out.
What Is An Oklahoma Patient Drive?
So, what is an OK patient drive? An Oklahoma patient drive is an event where one or more state-licensed physicians see a large number of prospective new MMJ patients in quick succession, specifically for the purposes of prescribing medical marijuana.
Patient drives are usually arranged by and take place in MMJ dispensaries. Often hundreds of prospective patients will sign up to take part in an OK patient drive. Consultations usually last five to 10 minutes.
Why Are OK Patient Drive Events Great For Patients And Dispensaries?
Oklahoma patient drives are great for patients because it means they can have quick access to an MMJ physician without needing to book an extended appointment. Patient drives often take place in rural areas where access to a physician is more limited.
OK patient drives are good for MMJ dispensaries because they provide great promotion for the hosting dispensary as well as creating lots of new customers.
Where Can You Get Involved With An MMJ Patient Drive In OK?
Patient drives usually take place at MMJ dispensaries. A patient drive benefits all local dispensaries because it creates new customers. The best way to find out where a patient drive is taking place is to ask at your local MMJ dispensary or visit the websites of the various dispensaries in your area.
Can You Get An MMJ Prescription Online In Oklahoma?
You can get a medical marijuana prescription online in Oklahoma. You’ll start by having a telemedicine consultation with a state-physician at MMJRecs online clinic. Once your suitability for MMJ treatment has been verified you will receive an OMMA PDF form signed by the physician. You then submit your application at the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) online portal.
Who Can Prescribe Oklahoma MMJ?
Only state-licensed physicians are qualified to prescribe medical marijuana in Oklahoma. Since other types of medical professionals, such as nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants, are unable to prescribe MMJ, OK patient drive events are a great way to ensure more people can access the MMJ they need.
What Are The Qualifying Conditions For An Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Card?
Unlike in the vast majority of jurisdictions, in Oklahoma there is no official list of medical marijuana qualifying conditions. An Oklahoma physician can prescribe medical marijuana for any condition that they believe will benefit from MMJ treatment. This means you can attend a medical marijuana patient drive in OK if you have any condition that you would like to use MMJ to treat.
What Types Of Medical Marijuana Licenses Are Available In Oklahoma?
The following types of medical marijuana license are available in Oklahoma:
- Patient License
- Temporary Patient License
- Caregiver License
- Business License
An Oklahoma non-resident medical marijuana patient license is due to be available soon. This will give non-residents access to OK MMJ treatment for a longer period than the one month afforded by the Temporary Patient License.
How Many Dispensaries Are Operating In Oklahoma?
Oklahoma has the highest number of dispensaries in the US. There are over 2,000 MMJ dispensaries in the Sooner State.
What MMJ Products Can You Buy In OK Dispensaries?
The following medical marijuana products are available to MMJ cardholders from Oklahoma dispensaries:
- Marijuana flower
- Medical marijuana accessories such as pipes and cleaners
Can You Visit A Dispensary Without A Card In Oklahoma?
Yes, you can visit a dispensary without a card in Oklahoma. However, you can only purchase medical marijuana products if you have a patient license or, in some dispensaries, with an approval email. You can also purchase medical marijuana with an expired card within a 30-day grace period.
What Are Oklahoma MMJ Possession Limits?
The Oklahoma medical marijuana possession limits are:
- Up to three ounces of marijuana on your person
- Up to eight ounces of marijuana in your residence
- Up to one ounce of concentrated marijuana
- Up to 72 ounces of edible marijuana
- Up to six mature marijuana plants
- Up to six seedling plants
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