Out-of-state medical marijuana patients can buy in OK, so does that affect AR?

(This story has been updated to note that Arkansas residents approved for medical cannabis cards have not yet received them.)

Out-of-state medical marijuana cardholders qualify for temporary licenses to purchase cannabis products in Oklahoma, and that could lead to an uptick in sales for the state’s MMJ retailers and growers.

Patients with valid out-of-state medical marijuana IDs qualify for a $100, 30-day renewable temporary license that allows them to buy, use or grow MMJ in the Sooner State, according to TV station KTHV.

The allowance for out-of-state patients could eventually attract customers from neighboring Arkansas, where nearly 6,500 people have been approved for MMJ cards, according to Little Rock-based KTHV. Those Arkansas residents have not received their cards yet, however.

The medical marijuana market in Arkansas has been plagued by delays.

Oklahoma moved quickly to establish a business-friendly commercial cannabis market after voters approved medical marijuana in June 2018.

12 comments on “Out-of-state medical marijuana patients can buy in OK, so does that affect AR?
  1. jim on

    Sure would be nice but we haven’t received our cards yet. And I don’t think OK is going to accept the letter I got saying that my application was approved. So I will just have to keep the local drug dealers in business for the time being.

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    • jd on

      no,but here’s the big deal—-if ,once you get a card,the dispensary’s will soon run low on product.driving prices up…..the black market will be poised to move in…could be a good or bad thing depending on your perspective….they(gov’)lie and delay,they propagandize information and play with peoples lives and health for power,control and money….and still they wonder why people take advantage of bureaucratic loopholes………….rest assured that “hpd” will be very busy on (I 40) to and from ft smith.be smart and choose a safer route…….the state line thing is a federal felony…….

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    • Angela Denise on

      I agree with that but for some being legal and using less to be legal in many cases is what will be necessary. I mean who wants to live on zanex which is hell to come off of. At least then you could be legal buy illegal. It is crazy do these lawmakers not get it that they are creating chaos!

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  2. Farah Bazzrea on

    i think the entire idea of charging citizens for the “right” to fill their prescriptions is scandalous. why don’t they charge an annual fee for having opioid prescriptions filled?

    just more govt stupidity

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  3. C. Lewis on

    PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE COLE MEMORANDUM AS YOU (PLURAL) AR POTENTIALLY PLACING YOURSELF IN LEGAL JEOPARDY. C. Lewis Schedule 1 Holdings

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  4. John on

    I live with chronic pain. And I just had minor brain and ear drum surgery for abenign tumor. The headaches and constant pain in my neck make it hard. They had me on so many pain meds. But I had to stop, I don’t want to be on them anymore. I live in West Virginia where they can’t get their crap together for this medical marijuana bill that was passed quite sometime ago. I can’t get a card in PA, MD or in my own state and don’t understand why? I won’t support the local drug dealer and won’t take a chance on hurting my family. So I just deal with it. Too bad I don’t live in Oklahoma.

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