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RECOMMENDING CANNABIS IN OKLAHOMA
To recommend cannabis to a patient as a physician in Oklahoma, you must be a board license physician, medical examiner, or Osteopath. You must determine if your patient has a condition which cannabis would help to treat. To fill out an application, you should have contact information for your medical practice, your medical license number, and your national provider number identifier (NPI) readily available. You can fill out the Physician Recommendation Form here.
If you wish to register with the state as a doctor who recommends cannabis, you can fill out the form found here. This process is NOT required but does speed up the application process for the patients you recommend cannabis to. Patients seeking a doctor to recommend cannabis will also be able to find your name in a database provided by the state.
To sign a physician recommendation form for a medical marijuana patient license, a physician must:
- A physician must hold a valid, unrestricted and existing license to practice in the State of Oklahoma as a doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathic medicine or doctor of podiatric medicine.
- Be in good standing with the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, the State Board of Osteopathic Examiners, or the State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners;
- The physician must establish a medical record for the patient and must have a bona fide physician-patient relationship.
- Use accepted standards a reasonable and prudent physician would follow when recommending any medication to a patient;
- If applicable, the physician may certify that the patient is homebound or does not have the capability to self-administer or purchase medical marijuana due to a developmental disability or a physical or cognitive impairment; and the physician believes the patient would benefit from having a caregiver with a caregiver’s license designated to manage the patient's medical marijuana on the patient's behalf.
- Not be located at the same physical address of a dispensary (including virtual appointments with patients who are at a dispensary).
Physicians are not required to complete the physician's registration in order to sign a recommendation form for a patient. The Registered Physician List is voluntary for physicians who want to be on the list.
Qualifying Medical Conditions:
Oklahoma does not have a list of qualifying conditions. Patients can receive a recommendation for any condition their physician believes is a fit for medicinal cannabis treatment
Medical professionals have a legal right to recommend cannabis as a treatment in any state, as protected by the First Amendment. Established by a 2004 United States Supreme Court decision to uphold earlier federal court rulings that found doctors and their patients have a fundamental Constitutional right to freely discuss treatment options.
More resources for medical professionals can be found here.
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