Oklahoma City: Patient License Holders Given Grace Period Over Renewals

BY Chronic Staff | Recent News | April 12, 2021

Oklahoma City - Considering the delays with the postal service from the previous year, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority makes some changes to make sure that license holders get the medication they require.

The speed of the mail service has affected the patients including marijuana license holders in Oklahoma.

OMMA officials express that it made the process of delivering it to patient’s hands in time for their use and refill more daunting.

“We just really wanted to make sure that our patients were able to access and prove that they had the legal ability to possess and utilize their medication while they’re waiting for that,” said Dr. Kelly Williams, Director of the OMMA.

In this case, OMMA introduced a new policy that cardholders who submit their application before their expiration date will still be able to use current cards up to 30 days past the expiration date, once renewal is approved.

This change only applied to patients. On the other hand, the dispensaries can still apply for renewal up to 60 days before the expiration of their license. In fact, a 20- day grace period is already part of that.

The new grace period is very important to Oklahomans. “To make sure that they don’t have any gaps in their access to their medication while they’re waiting for that new card to come in the mail,” Williams said.