Oklahoma Marijuana / Cannabis Medical Use Law: Legal
- On June 26, 2018 Oklahoma approved State Question 788 legalizing medical marijuana, making it the 30th state to legalize medical cannabis.
- Must possess a medical marijuana license issued by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority a division of the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
- Patients may possess up to 3 ounces of usable marijuana in any one 14-day period.
- Patients may possess up to 6 mature marijuana plants.
- Patients may possess up to 6 immature seedling plants.
- Patients may possess up to 1 ounce of concentrated marijuana.
- Patients may possess up to 72 ounces of edible marijuana.
- Patients may possess up to 8 ounces of marijuana in their residence
Oklahoma Recreational Marijuana / Cannabis Recreational Use Law: Illegal
- The use of recreational Marijuana in Oklahoma is currently illegal.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she respects voters’ wishes but is concerned that the approval of medical marijuana “opens the door” for recreational use.
Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has worked for the past three months to develop a framework for implementing the requirements of SQ 788. Now that Oklahoma voters have approved the measure, OSDH is confident that we are ready to meet those requirements by the specified time and that the process will be handled with integrity.
Emergency rules governing the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority will be considered by the Oklahoma State Board of Health at their July 10 meeting. Application information and requirements will be available by July 26 2018, for all of the defined categories and the agency will begin accepting applications no later than August 25 2018. Program information will be made available at.
“Please do not visit the state or county health department offices with questions relating to medical marijuana. We are still working with limited staff who deliver clinical and other services across the state,” said OSDH Interim Commissioner Tom Bates. “All relevant information and instructions will be provided online.”
The application process will be available at the required time and will be enhanced in the coming months to make it more efficient for all interested parties. It may take some time to fully implement all of the steps recommended in preparation for this new program, but we will continue to work to meet the letter of the law and to protect the health and safety of all Oklahomans.
Medical Marijuana Facility Licensing
No entity shall operate a medical marijuana dispensary, grower operation, processor, or research project without first obtaining a license from the Department pursuant to the rules;
- All commercial licenses shall be on forms prescribed by the
- Application fees are nonrefundable.
- A commercial establishment license shall be issued for a 12 month period expiring 1 year from the date of issuance.
- The license may be issued upon receipt of a completed application, payment of application fee and verification by the Department the entity complies with the requirements.
- A business establishment license shall only be valid for
a single location at the address listed on the application.
An applicant for a commercial establishment license, or renewal thereof, shall submit to the Oklahoma State Department, a completed application on a form and in a manner prescribed by the Department, along with the application fee as established in Title 63 O.S. § 420 et seq.
Applications for a commercial license will be accepted by the Department no earlier than 60 days from the date that the State Question is approved by the voters of the State of Oklahoma. The application shall be on the Department prescribed form and shall include the following information about the establishment:
- Name of the establishment;
- Physical address of the establishment;
- GPS coordinates of the establishment;
- Phone number and if available, email of the establishment; and
- Operating hours of the establishment.