Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Laws
Oklahoma's medical cannabis laws have evolved rapidly in recent years. In 2018, State Question 788 was approved by voters, legalizing the use of medical marijuana. This opened the door to a booming medical cannabis industry in the state.
Under the current law, patients with a valid medical marijuana card can purchase, possess, and consume cannabis products legally. The law allows for the sale of flower, edibles, concentrates, and other products to licensed dispensaries.
The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) is responsible for regulating the state's medical cannabis program. Patients must first obtain a recommendation from a licensed physician, and then register with OMMA to receive their medical marijuana card.
The state has implemented a tax structure that imposes a 7% tax on medical cannabis products. Additionally, municipalities have the option to impose a local sales tax of up to 3%.
There are currently over 10,000 licensed medical marijuana businesses in Oklahoma, including dispensaries, growers, processors, and transporters. The industry has provided a boost to the state's economy, creating thousands of jobs and generating millions of dollars in tax revenue.
While medical cannabis is legal in Oklahoma, it is important to note that possession or use of marijuana for recreational purposes is still illegal in the state. It is also illegal to use cannabis products in public or drive under the influence of cannabis.
Overall, Oklahoma's medical cannabis laws have made significant progress in providing safe and legal access to medical cannabis products for patients in need.