Yes, marijuana is legal for individuals with a current medical marijuana license.
When Did Marijuana Become Legal in Oklahoma?▼▲
On June 26, 2018, about 57 percent of voters responded to Oklahoma State Question 788 with a "yes". Emergency rules were put in place to get the industry off the ground, but citizens and state government struggled to agree on topics like zoning restrictions and the use of smokeable cannabis. The industry is up and running with open dispensaries and regulations in place.
Where Are the Dispensaries Located?▼▲
There are tons of dispensaries open in Oklahoma. As of March 2019, the state has awarded 1,050 medical marijuana dispensary licenses, but not all of those locations are open. Dispensaries started opening in December of 2018. The application fee for opening a dispensary is $2,500. There are currently dispensaries in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Moore, and surrounding areas.
Are They Medical or Recreational Dispensaries?▼▲
As of March 2019, only medical marijuana is legal, meaning only medical dispensaries are allowed to exist. In 2015, cannabidiol became legal for all age groups. After the vote in June 2018, anyone over the age of 18 may obtain a recommendation from a doctor for marijuana as a reasonable treatment. Those under 18 need the signature of two physicians. Recreational marijuana is not legal in the state.
How Do I Get A Job in the Oklahoma Marijuana Industry?▼▲
The industry is just budding in Oklahoma, and current opportunities for employment are popping up everywhere. You need to decide which part of the industry you want to get into and develop the appropriate skills. The skills required of a budtender are more sales and knowledge-focused, whereas the skills of a grower are quite technical. Try reaching out to local dispensaries to see what opportunities are available.
Applicants who wish to open a dispensary must be Oklahoma residents and must be registered to do business in Oklahoma. Applicants must be age 25 or older.
Non-residents may own no more than 25 percent of a dispensary. Ownership information must be disclosed when applying for an application.
Is Drug Testing for Marijuana Legal in Oklahoma?▼▲
Drug testing is legal in Oklahoma; however, employers “may not discriminate against a person in hiring” or “termination” based upon legal medical marijuana use, or based on the results of a drug test that came back positive for marijuana. Furthermore, an employer may not penalize employees for the possession of a medical marijuana card. If you show up to work high or bring marijuana to work, those laws don’t apply and you could lose your job.
Is Marijuana Delivery Legal in Oklahoma?▼▲
There is no official ruling on the delivery of cannabis. State Question 788 does allow retailers a transportation license that could eventually be used for these purposes. If the Oklahoma Department of Health limits the number of dispensaries, delivery may be allowed so that larger geographical areas can be serviced.
How to Pay for Marijuana in Oklahoma Dispensaries?▼▲
Most banks are reluctant to work with federally-illegal cannabis companies, so customers typically make purchases with cash.
Marijuana is Legal▼▲
State Question 788 legalized medical marijuana in the state. The law makes the proper provisions for medical cardholders, growers, dispensary owners, transporters, processors, and others.
Marijuana Possession Limits▼▲
According to 788, a person may legally possess 3 ounces of marijuana on their person, 6 mature marijuana plants, 6 seedling plants, 1 ounce of concentrates, 72 ounces of edible marijuana, 8 ounces of marijuana at their residence.
Any individual who legally possesses a medical marijuana license in another state may obtain a temporary license in Oklahoma.
An individual who can offer evidence of a qualifying medical condition and has no medical card will only face a misdemeanor and fine of $400 dollars or less if found with up to 1.5 ounces of marijuana.
Marijuana and Driving in Oklahoma▼▲
Card-carrying consumers may travel with up to 3 ounces of marijuana at any given time.
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