Oregon Medical Marijuana Cards
Cannabis is legal in Oregon, for both medical and recreational purposes. Oregon was also the first state to decriminalize marijuana possession in smaller amounts, paving the path for other countries to follow their example. Not only that, but Oregon was also among the pioneers who authorized the use of medicinal marijuana across the US. However, if you’d like to buy medicinal marijuana in Oregon, you have to own a valid medical marijuana card.
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Oregon?
If you have one of the qualifying medical conditions (see the list below), here are the steps you need to take to get a medical marijuana card:
- Check Whether You Meet the Eligibility Criteria
Besides having at least one of the conditions listed below, you also have to be an Oregon resident. That means that you need to provide proof of residence upon application, such as passports, driver’s licenses, or ID cards. If you are from out-of-state but based in Oregon, then you can use utility bills or bank statements as proof.
- Visit a Doctor to Confirm Your Medical Condition
Next, you need to visit a physician who will confirm your condition and issue an Attending Physician’s Statement. This paper confirms that you actually have one of the qualifying conditions. The physician has to either be a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy.
- Fill Out the Oregon Medical Marijuana Application Form
Visit the OMMP website and select the Patients application form. Make sure to provide a copy of your United States Federal or State issued photo ID.
- Wait for a Confirmation
You will receive an answer within 30 days of applying for a medical marijuana card. Your card will be delivered to your mail. However, you can purchase medical marijuana even before your card arrives, if you have copies of submitted documents.
Which Conditions Are Eligible for Receiving an Oregon Medical Marijuana Card?
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Degenerative disk disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
If you don’t have any medical condition from the list above, you also might be eligible for an Oregon medical marijuana card if you have other conditions that result in:
- Muscle spasms
- Severe pain
- Severe nausea
- Cachexia (extreme weight loss)