In 2018, Oklahoma courts legalized the use of medical marijuana, but the recreational use of cannabis remains illegal. With a doctor’s recommendation, Oklahoman adults can apply for a license to use medically prescribed marijuana. If you live in our state, you might have a lot of questions about the laws surrounding medical cannabis. The good news is that our knowledgeable law firm has all the answers you’re looking for! Continue reading this blog to learn more information about this topic. You can also speak with an OKC Criminal Defense Lawyer who can provide individualized legal counseling.
WHAT ARE OKLAHOMA’S LAWS SURROUNDING MEDICAL MARIJUANA?
Oklahoma’s medical cannabis industry is regulated by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA). Residents over the age of 18 are allowed to apply for a license to use cannabis for medical reasons. You must have a physician’s recommendation to be eligible, but there’s no official list of qualifying conditions in order to obtain a license. This means that nearly any condition could be eligible as long as you have a recommendation from your doctor. Licensed patients are allowed to carry up to three ounces of medical cannabis on their person. They can also keep up to eight ounces of medical cannabis in their home. Also, our state imposes a 7% excise tax on all medical cannabis sales (on top of other sales taxes).
IS IT ILLEGAL TO PRODUCE MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN OKLAHOMA?
While it’s not illegal to grow medical cannabis in our state, there are many legal obstacles you’ll face when you try to do so. There are much stricter rules for producing and distributing medical cannabis. You must be 25 years old to be eligible to apply for a medical cannabis business license. Businesses have to pay a $2,500 fee for a license to sell or produce medical cannabis. You can file an application and pay the application fee with OMMA. Medical marijuana business owners have to be careful to follow Oklahoma’s laws because one mistake could result in a criminal offense. Fortunately, there are many possible defenses for marijuana possession because our state’s cannabis laws were drafted by advocates and purposefully broad.
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