Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma
With the passing of State Question 788, Medical Marijuana cultivation, processing, transportation, distribution, dispensing, and usage has become legal. Oklahoma residents who have an approved Medical Marijuana patient license are eligible to purchase Medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary. All Medical Marijuana sold in Oklahoma must be grown in Oklahoma, which includes smokeables, vapables, edible, tinctures, balms, lotions, oils, etc etc. This means that there will be a bit of time between receving your license to purchase Medical Marijuana and being able to actually purchase it at a dispensary, like The Peak.
While you’re waiting for your patient license to be approved and for Medical Marijuana to hit our store shelves, you can learn more about marijuana and the many medical uses that you might use it for.
What is Medical Marijuana?
According to DrugAbuse.gov, Medical Marijuana is, “the use of the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat symptoms of illness and other conditions.” It is also important to note that The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not recognized or approved the marijuana plant as medicine as it is still Federally illegal. With that being said, scientific studies have shown that the chemicals in marijuana, known as cannabinoids, are effective at helping patients with a wide range of medical issues.
What symptons can Marijuana help alleviate?
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- And More!
What is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)?
THC is the chemical compound that is found in cannabis that creates the psychoactive, euphoric “high”. THC is classified as a cannabinoid, which is a chemical compound found in cannabis plants that create reactions with the receptors in your brain and body, producing various effects depending on the type of strain you are using. There are over 100 different types of cannabinoids with each of the various plant strains having the potential to have dozens of various types. THC is the most well known because it is the cannabinoid that produces the euphoric effects that cannabis has become famous for causing. Some highs that are elicited due to THC can create calming and peaceful feelings while others may cause anxiety. Our various body chemistries play an important role in how we respond to THC and the type of reactions that we have to it. It is important to consult your physician about your experiences when using Medical Marijuana to ensure that there are no adverse side effects.
What are the differences between THC and CBD?
The primary difference between THC and CBD are their perceived effects. While CBD lacks the euphoric effects of THC, which also activates the CB1 receptors in our brain, it maintains the effects of helping to alleviate pain, inflammation, and anxiety as well as other medical benefits. CBD is a great option for people in Oklahoma who are looking to receive the benefits of marijuana without the psychoactive effects that it may elicit. Both still interact with the endocannabinoid system in our bodies that regulate functions such as memory, immune response, pain, appetite, and more.
Shopping at a Marijuana Store
In order to be able to purchase medical marijuana at a dispensary in Oklahoma, you’ll need to apply for your medical marijuana license which can be done following our guide. After you’ve received your license or temporary license from the State, you’ll be able to come to our cannabis shops throughout Oklahoma for a premium medical marijuana experience.
All of our marijuana shops feature custom crafted interiors that rival the best experiences throughout the United States. Our aim is to provide the cannabis shopping experience that Oklahoma deserves while putting our patients first. No matter what cannabis dispensary that you attend, make sure that you’re up-to-date on safety standardswhen it comes to using marijuana and you’re using it responsibly. All of our budtenders are knowledgeable in safe marijuana uses and can help you find the right strains to soothe your ailments.
What is a Cannabis Dispensary?
A cannabis dispensary is a location where you can shop for cannabis, or “marijuana” products. All of our dispensaries feature a wide range of marijuana products, like:
- Infused Beverages
- And More!
The odds are good that if you’re looking for a specific type of cannabis product, our marijuana stores will have it! In the event that we don’t, we offer our patients the ability to request products. Once requested, we’ll work with leading growers and producers across the state to find you the organic, pesticide-free products that you need to reach your Height of Wellbeing.
Medical Marijuana Strains
When it comes to marijuana, the number of strains can seem monumental. Add to that the number of crazy names that various growers and marijuana fans have come up with to label them and it seems that there are a million types of strains all with entirely different functions. The easiest way to approach the chemistry behind the effects and uses of each strain is to put them into 3 primary categories: Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid strains.
- Indica Marijuana Strains
Indica strains are widely believed to be the most sedative of the 3 categories, providing a relaxing experience. People who use Indica strains use them as a way to unwind after a long day at work, alleviate chronic pains, and as an alternative to pharmacy sleep-aids.
- Sativa Marijuana Strains
Sativa strains have been shown to provide energy, providing uplifting cerebral effects to help increase energy levels and help with physical activities and in social situations. Sativa is the strain that most people associate with the creative side of marijuana.
- Hybrid Marijuana Strains
Hybrid strains are exactly what they sound like: hybrids between Indica and Sativa strains. The effects largely depend on which two strains and their potency are combined, but the general rule of thumb is that the hybrid strains will always fall in between the Indica and Sativa ones in terms of their effects.
The Origins of Indica and Sativa
Indica and Sativa were both introduced as terminology in the 18th century when growers, users, and scientists noticed that there were key differences in the types of species of cannabis. The plants from Europe and Western Eurasia came to be known as the Sativa breeds while the Indica strains described the varities that were discovered in India. Since then, the terms have shifted from their original definitions and come to encompass new qualities with some overlap and less of a focus on the global areas that they were originally found to be cultivated.
What Exactly is CBD?
CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, is a natural chemical compound that comes from the hemp plant. It is one of over 113 compounds found in hemp, known as cannabinoids. CBD is not psychotropic and will not produce any form of mind or body high. CBD is strictly used for its healing properties. CBD can help with all of the following ailments and many more.
An Unbiased Look at Marijuana in Oklahoma
Our goal at The Peak Dispenary is to help our patients across Oklahoma find the cannabis products to help soothe their ailments. We know that there is a lot of propoganda on both sides of the aisle, both for and against marijuana, and we want to provide you with an unbiased look at both the benefits and the negatives behind adding a medical marijuana regime to your daily life. We’ve searched the internet far and wide to gather together both testimonial videos, informationals, and pieces done by leading scientists in the field to help you reach your own conclusions about whether or not cannabis can help benefit you. As always, you can contact us directly if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We’re here for you to help you reach the height of your personal wellbeing.
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Legal Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma
With the passage of State Question 788, Medical Marijuana is now legal in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Health has created a set of Emergency Provisions titled Chapter 661 to help with the smooth and safe implementation of SQ 788. Even with it being technically legal to possess Medical Marijuana in the State of Oklahoma, anyone who would like the opportunity to begin using Medical Marijuana for the alleviation of doctor-prescribed ailments needs to apply for a Medical Marijuana Patient License with the Oklahoma Department of Health. Our simplistic guide is based entirely off of what Chapter 661 says is the proper path to obtaining a license.
What Did State Question 788 Say?
State Question 788 was not very long and did not explicitly state the plan of action for implementation. It did specify on a few areas that are up for debate in the Oklahoma Government. The main purpose behind State Question 788 was to provide an introduction to Medical Marijuana for the State of Oklahoma and provide a new industry for us to tax to help support education, infrastructure, and social programs.
Proponents of 788 pointed to the benefits of Medical Marijuana usage and the extra revenue for the State Government while opponents pointed to the lack of rules or implementation plans mentioned in the bill. Regardless of where you stand on Medical Marijuana, educating yourself and speaking to your physician is the best plan of action if you have questions about Medical Marijuana usage for you or your loved ones.
What Did the Emergency Provisions in Chapter 661 Say?
We’ll give you the Cliffnotes version of 788. It essentially regulates the following areas, detailing how to acquire licenses and operate your cannabis business within full legality of Oklahoma State Law.
- Research Laboratories