Does oklahoma allow out-of-state medical cards?

Yes, Oklahoma does recognize medical marijuana certificates and identification cards from other states. However, visiting patients must complete the temporary patient request information form to legally purchase medical marijuana from an Oklahoma dispensary. The Oklahoma House of Representatives approved Thursday to extend the duration of medical marijuana licenses granted to out-of-state residents. First of all, do medical cannabis cards work in other states? Yes, if that state offers medical marijuana reciprocity (more on that below).

It depends on state laws and often there are specific local regulations for state medical cannabis reciprocity. Let's start by seeing which states have a medical marijuana program. It allows those licensees, through their authorized shipping agents, to transport their own medical marijuana and medical marijuana products. Medical marijuana cardholders from other states qualify for temporary licenses to purchase cannabis products in Oklahoma, and that could lead to increased sales for the state's MMJ retailers and producers.

Patients who visit with an active state medical marijuana card or equivalent from their home state can possess and use medical marijuana in Arizona. It's especially important to avoid flying with medical marijuana or cannabis products that contain THC. Even if you drive through two areas of medical cannabis reciprocity, it's a federal offense to transport controlled substances across state lines. To qualify as an eligible patient, you must have a medical cannabis card from another state and live outside of Arizona, or have only lived in Arizona for less than 30 days.

Medical cannabis patients and caregivers can have up to 2.5 ounces of edibles, flowers, concentrates, or topicals per two-week period. Medical marijuana doctor authorizations do not qualify to replace a state-licensed medical marijuana card. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) established the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) to oversee the medical marijuana program. With the passage of Proposition 64, recreational and medical cannabis is now available to anyone 21 and older with valid government-issued identification.

Out-of-state medical marijuana licensed patients, caregivers, or legal representatives of patients must submit an “authorization to release patient information” form to become a temporary medical marijuana patient in Oklahoma. Non-residents can also possess and use medical cannabis products purchased outside of Utah, as long as they are within the statutory limits of possession defined above.

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