Jenny Bloom

July 23, 2020

Oklahoma has made some big changes in their marijuana laws the last few years. It’s now easier to access if you have a medical need, and the laws are less aggressive toward the casual user. While recreational marijuana is still illegal in this state, the new laws make Oklahoma a lot more weed-friendly.

For the most benefits, you’ll need to be a patient. Medical users can grow their own cannabis and consume a variety of forms of the herb. If you aren’t already a registered patient in Oklahoma, now is the time to consider getting a recommendation.

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Growing Marijuana In Oklahoma

Oklahoma laws

oklahoma marijuana laws

Oklahoma legalized medical marijuana the summer of 2018. This caused  big changes in a state that previously had some strict marijuana laws. Since 2017, the state has relaxed some of their laws. Now, possession is a mere misdemeanor with up to a year incarceration and a maximum fine of $1000.

What’s not a misdemeanor is selling marijuana or creating concentrates. Being convicted of these things could lead to anywhere from two years to life in prison.

Keep in mind, Oklahoma still has mandatory minimums. This means certain conditions have non-negotiable jail time. Plus, any conviction, either a misdemeanor or felony, could cause your driver’s license to be suspended for up to three years.

If you intend to stay legal in Oklahoma, you need to have a recommendation from a doctor. There are no specific qualifying conditions, but you’ll need to register with the state. Patients can possess up to eight ounces of marijuana, one ounce of concentrated marijuana and up to 72 ounces of edibles in their residence. Outside of the home, the limited is 3 ounces of marijuana at a time. 

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Fines and taxes

oklahoma fines taxes

As a medical marijuana state, Oklahoma has different rules for those with a medical need for marijuana than those who use marijuana recreationally. Those in possession of marijuana without a state-issued medical license, could face misdemeanor charges. If you have less than 1.5 ounces of flower, you’ll only pay a fine.

However, if you have any amount greater than that (or anything other than flower), it is a lot worse. You could face jail time and potentially have to pay a marijuana tax. You could also lose your property, as Oklahoma allows forfeiture for marijuana convictions.

Growing in Oklahoma

oklahoma cannabis growing

If you are a registered patient, it is legal to grow weed in Oklahoma. Best of all, although the program is relatively new, you wouldn’t be alone. As of 2019, Oklahoma has more than 140,000 registered patients. Plus, caregivers can supply marijuana for homebound patients.

Medical marijuana users in Oklahoma can grow up to six mature plants (flowering). They can also possess up to six seedlings (vegetative). Currently, there are no other requirements as to how and where the marijuana is grown.

Growing marijuana in Oklahoma without a medical recommendation, on the other hand, is a felony. If you decide to go this route, you definitely do not want to get caught as prison time starts at 20 years. However, you could face a potentially lesser charge if you grow small amounts on your own land. For more on stealth growing, download and read the Marijuana Grow Bible.

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  1. By Growing Marijuana In Rhode Island – I Love Growing Marijuana

    ,30 Aug 2016
    […] | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas […]Read More
  2. By Roger Roach

    ,24 Feb 2018
    I've been a big fan of yours for several years. You gave me the confidence to grow my own threw your knowledge and expertise. I would like to grow legally in Oklahoma one of these days and feel your knowledge […]Read More
  3. By latewood_ILGM

    ,27 Feb 2018
    Roger Roach, No one can give you that information because every state is different and most states even allowing MMJ growing does not have guidelines in place at the inception of the law. Just keep searching for Oklahoma marijuana reform […]Read More
  4. By Mac Nostaw

    ,28 Jun 2018
    It's legalized, just not into effect yet!
  5. By TheOldMan

    ,18 Jul 2018
    I read the ENTIRE doc as it stands now. It's on the Oklahoma State Health Dept website. It looks to me that you are not going to legal until after Aug. 27, 2018. Hope I'm wrong.
  6. By TheOldMan

    ,18 Jul 2018
    Hay!!! This is 2018!!! That's only about a month!!! I am having a little hard time remembering it's not still 20whatever.
  7. By Ashley Cruz

    ,01 Aug 2018
    This is dated, THANKFULLY!! Please update it soon, and let us know the legal way of obtaining seeds! :D
  8. By Jeffery

    ,26 Mar 2019
    I'm looking into becoming a licensed grower in okla
  9. By kay

    ,11 Jun 2019
    Are there licensed commercial growers in Oklahoma?
  10. By John

    ,19 Jul 2019
    I am in the process of obtaining my commercial license for cultivating here in Oklahoma. I was wondering what were the regulations and requirements for cultivating. Eg. Do they have to be hydroponiclly grown? Can they be grown in soil? […]Read More
  11. By Pat

    ,24 Jul 2019
    Trying to find the details on commercial outdoor Growing. What kind of fence etc ?
  12. By latewood ILGM

    ,05 Aug 2019
    John, you should not be asking us. you should be asking the Oklahoma dept. of Ag. As of now, I believe there is not limit or method required. Grow as many as you want, in any way that you want. […]Read More
  13. By latewood ILGM

    ,05 Aug 2019
    Pat, Contact your local Ag agent or your state dept. of Agriculture for the guidelines in your area.
  14. By Derek

    ,27 Sep 2019
    They need to change the law so that card holders can exchange some of what they grew with other cardholders. That way you could sample different strains. OK. Is the only state that doesn't allow that.
    1. By Chris

      ,03 Jan 2020
      In the state of Oklahoma if you have three card holders how many plants can you have in your home.
  15. By Chris

    ,27 Oct 2019
    In the state of Oklahoma how many plants can 3 card holders have in the same home

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