Back in April, I walked down my driveway and gave my neighbor a wave just like any other day. But today wasn’t just like any other day.
I opened my mailbox, and there it was:
A blank, unassuming, white envelope.
I tore into the envelope to confirm my suspicions -- it was my Oklahoma Medical Marijuana License. I had my golden ticket.
I stared at it for an unreasonable amount of time; I wanted to embrace the moment. I had been an illegal cannabis consumer for five years, and the relief of being a legal consumer was inexorable. Gone are the days of mooching and texting the ‘dreaded’ weed guy.
I have no idea what took me so long. It seemed like it would have been a huge hassle, and there were a lot of unknowns. Would the doctor judge me? Would he (or she, equal rights for the win) interrogate my supposed ‘need’ for marijuana?
It was also hard to ignore a sense of guilt. I didn’t need marijuana, I just enjoy it. Yeah, it helps me sleep and relax at the end of a long day, but sometimes I just like to replace that beer with a smoke. What right do I have to be a “patient” when we’ve got people dying with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer?!
Little did I know that recovering a lost Facebook password is more difficult than getting your medical marijuana license recommendation.
A friend of mine encouraged me to go through the process, and I finally caved. I hopped online, scheduled an appointment, and paid for it all in about 5 minutes. The doctor was available the very next hour, and before I knew it, I was on a Zoom call (thanks, COVID!) with a licensed doctor.
I’m not a betting man, but if I were, I’d say this was his 50th zoom call that Saturday afternoon.
Three questions and 45 seconds later, I received my recommendation letter for a Medical Marijuana License. What did I have to do on the call, you ask? I said the word “yes” three times, then ended the call. That’s it.
The last thing I had to do was fill out the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) form, pay the $100 application fee, and hit ‘send.’ Some providers even give you the option of having them complete this step for you, for a small fee of course. The OMMA is notorious for declining applications over minutia, so it may not be a bad idea!
Now instead of procrastinating, join us:
Herba Verde is a great option. They will even complete the OMMA application process for you if you’re willing to pay an extra $25. The appointment is just under $60. Tack on the additional $100 for the application fee and you’re as good as green. User-friendly website, easy to book, and prompt service.
NuggMD is a well-established, multi-state service that checks all the boxes. It’s a “premium” experience at $99 for the visit, but the process is guaranteed to be smooth. They’ll take care of the process for you from start to finish.
ChronicDocs has been around for a while, and now offers telemedicine for all their appointments. The visit is only $25. Their website is a bit difficult to navigate, and you have to wait for a representative to call you back to schedule your appointment. If you’re on a budget, this is the place!