Now that medical marijuana has been legal (and available for purchase) in Oklahoma, find how to get one legally laid out in these simple steps
Step One: Select a Medical Condition
Before you can get a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana in Oklahoma, you need to figure out a good medical condition to have. For people with very serious medical issues like cancer, chronic pain or seizures, this is a very simple and straightforward process.
For other people, “medical use” is not that clear. I know lots of folks who enjoy marijuana simply because it makes them feel good, helps them relax or stimulates the creative juices in their mind and makes them feel like a fleeting Socrates. Does that constitute medical use? I would argue yes, and then point out the line between medical and casual use is somewhat interchangeable, but a doctor may feel otherwise.
Compared to many other states, getting a medical license is difficult but obtaining Oklahoma medical marijuana license is simple.
With that being the case, you’ll need to come up with some solid qualifying medical conditions before you visit with a doctor to get your license. Since Oklahoma’s law says medical marijuana can be used to treat any condition, it’s actually a fun and easy process to pick what you got. I went with two medical marijuana staples and one off the beaten path:
I really, really, really wanted to go with Coulrophobia, but as a friend pointed out, marijuana is probably the wrong drug for that. Remember, marijuana can make you paranoid.
Once you determine your medical condition, it’s off to Step 2…
Step Two: Visit a Physician
According to the Medical Marijuana Authority website, there are only about 150 or so doctors in the state who can provide medical marijuana recommendation. You can view the full list here.
Most general practitioners, like mine, don’t issues recommendations. In that case, you’ll probably need to turn to a clinic or physician who specializes in medical marijuana. I went with a place that came up high on a Google search – Herbe Verde.
Step Three: Wait For Your Card
When I was told my card would arrive in 5 – 7 days, I didn’t really believe it. Knowing what we know about Oklahoma government, and everything the ruling class has done to try to sabotage medical marijuana in this state, I figured I’d be lucky to get it in 5- 7 months.But for the first time in my life, Oklahoma government didn’t let me down. About a week after my visit, this arrived in the mail.
tep Five: Locate a Dispensary
Capitalism Disclaimer: CBD Plus USA is the official dispensary of The Lost Ogle. Over the next year, you may see their ads on this website. They’re expanding fast, and have an amazing variety of CBD and THC products, including flower, at most locations. I’ll always encourage you to support those local businesses that support us, so please stop by one of their 9,473 or something locations.
As you may have noticed, approximately one-zillion CBD / THC dispensaries have opened across the state over the year. It’s been a boom for realtors who specialize in strip malls, shopping plazas and old vacant Taco Bells.
I’ve visited my first Oklahoma dispensary, Strange Leaf, the day of Bedlam football in early November. They were one of the first places in the metro to sell flower. By the time I arrived at 11:30 am, there were already 20 people crowded inside a small waiting room. It was a chaotic ordeal as staff and patients were new.
Step Six: Find a Product that Works
This point could, and should, be an article all in itself. Just like with picking a dispensary, choosing the right medical marijuana is a highly subjective process that’s dependent upon a variety of factors. Consult with your doctor in a supply closet to find what works for you.
That being said, here are a few observations about Oklahoma weed:
– Flower: Although the selection isn’t quite there yet, I’d say the stuff being sold in Oklahoma dispensaries is on par with what you’d get in Colorado. That being said, the marijuana sold in dispensaries is significantly better than the shaken down weed you buy from your friend in the Paseo.
Trust me – If you’re not getting a card because you still “have a guy” or whatever, you may be missing out. I’ve cut down on my smoking over the years, but ever since I’ve switched to medical-grade flower, the kief collector in my grinder is always full. That’s a sign of quality bud.
– Edibles: Even if you’re an experienced user, take them slow.
– Full Spectrum: Lots of places are selling full spectrum oils, tinctures and edibles that contain THC and the full gamut of CBD molecules. I guess you can say they’re like the Long Island Iced Tea of the marijuana game.
It results in a different, more focused and sustained type of high, as both the CBD and THC molecules are fighting for the same brain receptors or whatever. That being said, just like with an edible, ease into it.
Otherwise, you may find yourself in New Mexico trying to have a conversation with your girlfriend’s mom while completely stoned out of your mind.Once you’ve visited a doctor, obtained your license, texted your friends, found a dispensary, and bought some product, there’s one step left.…