How To Get A Medical Marijuana Card Online In Oregon [2020 Update]

How to get a marijuana card in Oregon

  • First get approved by a state-certified Oregon marijuana doctor online or in person. 

  • Then apply for your Oregon medical marijuana card online. 

  • The state of Oregon has a full-fledged medical marijuana program. 

  • How to get an Oregon medical marijuana card online using telehealth telemedicine

  • Qualifying conditions for legal medical marijuana

  • Oregon marijuana laws, as well as Q&A.

Oregon Marijuana Doctor Near Me

Use telehealth telemedicine to get an Oregon medical card online from home

OR – Telehealth telemedicine gives patients the opportunity to visit with a marijuana card doctor online in Oregon using your smart phone, tablet, or personal computer. Online medcard appointments help reduce the spread and exposure of patients to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other germs. Qualified patients can get legal THC and CBD medicine for the treatment of several qualifying conditions.

Marijuana telehealth appointments can be done virtually online from anywhere in the state without having to leave the house. No travel, in person doctor office visit, or inconvenience. Your Oregon medical card will be issued after the doctors approval. It doesn’t get any more germ free than this!

If you’re ready, simply fill out the MMJ patient registration form, press submit, and you’re on your way to a marijuana doctors appointment from the comfort of your living room or dining room table. You will receive an email with follow up details as well. See if you qualify today.

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Oregon Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana

In order to apply for a medical marijuana card in Oregon you must be diagnosed with one of the following qualifying medical conditions:

A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces one or more of the following:

Oregon Medical Marijuana Overview

The state of Oregon runs both recreational and medical marijuana programs. In order to purchase marijuana in the state without a medical marijuana card, buyers must be at least 21 years old. However, the state’s medical marijuana program is open to patients of all ages. 

Since the coronavirus crisis triggered stay-at-home orders, the state of Oregon has made getting a medical marijuana card easier. Applicants for an Oregon medical marijuana card can now book their initial examination with a medical marijuana doctor via video conference — a practice known as telemedicine or telehealth. 

Additionally, as part of the temporary emergency measures, dispensaries are now permitted to offer curbside pickup. Furthermore, the purchase limit for dried cannabis flower was raised to 24 ounces per day or up to 32 ounces per month.

In addition to helping to prevent the spread of the virus, telemedicine services also save patients time and money by allowing them to visit their doctor from the comfort of home. Follow-up appointments can also be performed via telemedicine. 

Below are answers to some of the more frequently asked questions related to Oregon medical marijuana and marijuana laws in general. You’ll also find links to links to forms, instructions, and help related to applying for a medical marijuana card in Oregon.

How To Get An Oregon Medical Marijuana Card

Oregon’s medical marijuana registry is operated by the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP). Applicants need to create an account and apply online or apply by mail. Links to online registration and mail-in application forms can be found below.

Before you register you will need to be approved by a state-certified medical marijuana doctor. 

You’ll need to submit the following documentation:

  • OMMP application form
  • Attending physician’s statement
  • Grow consent form if you plan on growing
  • Copies of current valid photo I.D.
  • Fee payment

If your application is approved, your card will be mailed to you. If you are a grower, your grower card will be mailed separately.

To assure that your application gets processed as quickly as possible, make sure you complete the entire application. If all application requirements are NOT met OMMP staff will send you an “Incomplete Letter.” You then have 14 days from the date of the letter to submit missing materials to OMMP.

Changes

If you have changes to your current status, name, or address, you need to submit a Change Form with the updated information within 10 calendar days. Change forms can be submitted by mail only. 

Emergency rules

Temporary rules have been put into effect during the COVID-19 pandemic that adjust the requirements to make it easier for patients to apply for an Oregon medical marijuana card, and for the OMMP to process applications. 

Under these rules:

  • Patients and caregivers have more time to submit additional or missing information. 
  • The OMMP will accept government ID cards that expired in 2020.
  • The OMMP may accept un-notarized documents that normally require notarization. 
  • The usual $100 replacement card fee has been waived for patients who do not have a caregiver and are designating a new caregiver.

These and some additional temporary rules can be found in the links at the end of the article.

Do I need a medical marijuana card in Oregon?

In the state of Oregon, both medical and recreational marijuana are legal. So do you really need a medical marijuana card? There are some reasons that you might want to consider jumping through the hoops paying the costs required to get a medical marijuana card in Oregon.

Recently, many medical marijuana patients in Massachusetts age 21 and older who thought they didn’t need a card were in for quite a shock when the state closed down recreational shops during stay-at-home orders. Although that did not happen in Oregon, if for some reason there were to be a shortage of marijuana in Oregon, medical patients would have first dibs.

Moreover, if you are truly treating a medical condition with marijuana, then you really should be doing so under the care of a qualified and state-certified medical marijuana physician so that your condition can be monitored. 

Also, at some point in the not-so-distant future, medical insurance might cover the costs of certain treatments (probably only purified cannabinoids), in which case having the card could save you a ton of money.

And another thing: Some states with medical marijuana laws but not recreational laws allow patients from out of state to purchase medical marijuana at state-licensed dispensaries. If you’re planning on visiting one of those states and you’d like access to marijuana, then we suggest you get approved for an Oregon card.

Oregon MedCard Q&A

Other Important Information about Oregon Marijuana Cards

How Much Does an Oregon Medical Card Cost To Get From The State?

The basic application fee if the patient is not planning on growing marijuana is $200. 

A reduced fee of $60 is available to patients taking part in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). And the fee is $20 for those collecting Social Security as well as for U.S. veterans. 

How much does a Recommending Marijuana Doctor in West Virginia Cost?

The Average Cost to visit a Certified Ordering Doctor is $180 – $225 for the initial visit and $149 – $200 for the follow up visit.

Can doctors prescribe medical marijuana?

Doctors are actually not permitted to prescribe medical marijuana to their patients. However, if they are registered by the state, a doctor can recommend medical marijuana and approve their patients for access to the drug.

When I get my OR MMJ card, can I grow my own marijuana?

Yes. Medical marijuana patients are permitted to grow six mature cannabis plants and 18 immature seedlings. Patients may also designate an individual 21 years or older to act as the patient’s grower. 

The OMMP will conduct a criminal background check on all designated growers. Individuals with more than one felony conviction are prohibited from growing.

Growers are required to provide the OMMP with the address of the proposed grow site and only one grow site may be registered.

However, under certain circumstances, there is a $200 fee for a Grow Site Registration. The $200 fee applies is ANY of the following is true:

    • The grow site address is NOT the patient’s residence.
    • The grower is NOT the patient on the application.
    • The grow site has MORE than 12 mature medical marijuana plants.
    • The grower will be transferring medical marijuana to a dispensary or processing site.

Where can I find a marijuana doctor near me in OR?

An Attending Physician is defined in Oregon as “a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) licensed under ORS chapter 677 who has the primary responsibility for the care and treatment of a person diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition.”

Naturopaths (ND), chiropractors (DC), or nurse practitioners (NP/FNP) may not act as Attending Physicians.

The physician must review medical history and conduct a thorough physical examination and document activities in the patient’s medical record.

Check out our marijuana doctors map to see if any are listed near you, Or Get Started Now Here.

Can Oregon medical marijuana doctors evaluate patients via video conference?

Yes. Although the law specifies that telemedicine services may only be offered for follow-up appointments, and not for an initial consultation, that rule has been temporarily suspended during the coronavirus crisis.

Not all medical marijuana doctors in Oregon offer telemedicine consultations. Check with your doctor.

What are the age requirements for Oregon medical marijuana patients?

In order to apply for a medical marijuana card in Oregon, patients must be 18 years of age or older. A parents or legal guardian may apply on behalf of a minor.

What are the residency requirements for Oregon medical marijuana patients?

In order to apply for a medical marijuana card in Oregon you must have proof of residency.

Oregon Marijuana FAQ's

Frequently asked questions we receive regarding OR cannabis.

Can I Smoke Weed in Oregon Once Qualified?

Yes. Marijuana for medical use in OR can be smoked in plant form or CBD & THC oils can be vaped.

Can I Take My Medical Marijuana to a Different State?

No. According to current laws patients who obtain a medical card should use medical marijuana in Oregon only. Medical marijuana patients may face federal and local charges of transporting marijuana if they cross state lines with the drug. This is true even if the states between which they are traveling allow medical marijuana. Should you need to travel with your marijuana it would be best to contact the state’s Bureau of health to understand the exact laws of the state you are traveling to in order to not risk breaking the law.

Is Recreational Weed Legal?

Yes.

I see CBD Oils for sale on commercials, online, and at stores around town, is this CBD Oil legal in Oregon?

Yes – hemp based CBD is legal without the need for a MedCard.

Will CBD Oil, hemp, or cannabidiol get me high?

No. CBD is a product that has no THC if derived from hemp and very little if derived from cannabis. THC is the chemical compound that creates the “high”. CBD products are available for patients that have a need for non-euphoric treatment.

Is CBD for Pets really a thing?

Yes, CBD for Dogs, CBD for Cats, and CBD for pets in general is becoming a popular treatment for caring for pets that have arthritis, chronic pain and other ailments. The efficacy and safety of CBD for dogs, cats, and other pets have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA only evaluates foods and drugs, not supplements like these products.

Where can I get CBD for pets?

You can find CBD for pets at pet stores, retail and at holistic shops.

Are THC Infused edibles allowed in Oregon?

Yes.

What marijuana products are legally available in Oregon?

There are no restrictions on the types of marijuana products that may be sold at dispensaries. Products available include dried flower, concentrates, oils, edibles, and more.

Where can I buy medical marijuana in Oregon?

Click here for a list of medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon.

Are dispensaries open in Oregon during the coronavirus crisis?

Yes. Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries are considered essential businesses during stay-at-home orders and will continue to operate.

How much marijuana am I permitted to purchase and what are the possession limits?

Medical marijuana cardholders are permitted to purchase up to 8 ounces at a time. 

A patient or caregiver may possess up to 24 ounces of usable marijuana, 16 ounces of cannabis concentrates, 72 ounces in liquid form; or 5 grams of a cannabinoid extract.

Can I use Medical Marijuana Anywhere?

Similar to all states Oregon medical cannabis card holders have to be responsible. It is important to remember that when smoking in public, it may be assumed that you are using it for recreational use, which is illegal on a Federal Level. Oregon medical marijuana card holders are advised to consume their medicine responsibly, in the safety of their home or in a private residence.

Can I get marijuana delivered to my home in Oregon?

Yes and no. Some areas of Oregon do not permit dispensaries at all. And not all dispensaries offer delivery. Check with your local dispensary.

Medical marijuana dispensaries are permitted to deliver medicine to patients who live in areas of the state that prohibit dispensaries.

Can I order marijuana online in Oregon?

Yes. Many Oregon dispensaries offer online ordering. Check with your local dispensary.

Can I designate a caregiver to grow or acquire marijuana on my behalf?

Yes, designated primary caregiver is the person that has significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a person who has been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition. Primary caregiver does not include the patient’s physician. The caregiver must be 18 years of age or older. A patient may only have one primary caregiver.

How Much Is Medical Marijuana in Oregon?

Depending on the strain, the price per gram ranges from around $6 to $20.

How Much Should I consume?

You should always consult with an Oregon marijuana doctor before using and that doctor will set the course of treatment.

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