In Oklahoma, THC oil has only recently become possible to be in possession of even if you have a valid state medical marijuana license.
In fact, the passing of State Question 788 has led to a fairly dramatic shake-up of all of Oklahoma’s medical marijuana laws.
If you’re wondering where you can buy THC oil in Oklahoma or about the details of the Sooner State’s cannabis laws, this article is for you:
Is cannabis legal in Oklahoma?
Oklahoma is well-known for being both a conservative state as well as one where everyone involved in law enforcement comes down harshly on people found to be in possession of controlled dangerous substances.
Nonetheless, Oklahoma chose to legalize marijuana for medical purposes back in 2018. State Question 788 made Oklahoma the 30th US state to legalize cannabis.
For a time, Oklahoma sat in a strangely gray legal area (similar to that of most other states where cannabis is only legal for medical purposes) where recreational use of marijuana was very strictly illegal and counted a dangerous substance punishable by up to 5 years in jail for a first offense. While, on the other hand, medical marijuana was legal.
This situation still exists, but the juxtaposition is now far less strident:
Recreational cannabis in Oklahoma
Recreational cannabis use in Oklahoma is illegal. But, since State Question 788, the state has, with some back and forth, reduced its formerly rather extreme position on cannabis possession:
Once, the sentences handed down from the benches of Oklahoma’s judges for possession of drug paraphernalia – as well as of incredibly small quantities of cannabis – were notably hard-line even by comparison with other conservative states.
Up until 2016, minimum sentencing was mandatory and maximum sentencing harsh. These days, the “simple possession” rule is in force in Oklahoma City and the maximum fine for the possession of cannabis paraphernalia is $50.
In the state as a whole, even unlicensed “simple possession” of marijuana of 1.5 ounces or less comes with a maximum fine of $400 and no risk of jail time as long as a medical reason is provided.
Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma
Possessing cannabis for medical reasons is legal in Oklahoma as long as you have a valid medical marijuana license. In order to apply for a license, you need:
- Adults: can gain a medical marijuana license if they have a recommendation from a board-certified physician. Most other states have a list of qualifying conditions. But Oklahoma leaves it down to individual physicians to decide what disease or disorder qualifies.
- Minors: require two physicians as well as the permission of their parent or guardian
If you have a medical marijuana license and it is legal to smoke tobacco in a given area, you can also smoke your medical marijuana in that area. Marijuana edibles can be consumed anywhere.
The only exception to this is federal land. Medical marijuana is still illegal under federal law, so even licensed users can be prosecuted if they are on federal lands. Federal lands include military bases as well as land which falls under the purview of the Department of Agriculture or National Park Service. Tribal trust lands also disallow the smoking of medical marijuana even with a valid license.
Is THC oil legal in Oklahoma?
At one point, Oklahoma had a low-THC law in place which restricted cannabis products to containing less than 0.3% THC.
The only exceptions to this rule were the FDA-approved treatments for children with two types of epilepsy (Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome) and adults with severe epilepsy, multiple sclerosis or paraplegia-induced spasticity, wasting syndrome or intractable nausea and vomiting.
Now, however, the laws around State Question 788 mean that with a valid medical marijuana license you can:
- Possess up to three ounces of medical marijuana
- Have up to eight ounces of medical marijuana in your home
- Grow up to six plants and six seedlings
- Buy marijuana in plant format, in edibles and in concentrates such as THC oil
- Own up to 1 ounce of marijuana concentrates
- Own up to 72 ounces of marijuana edibles
Who in Oklahoma will sell THC oil?
Numerous dispensaries in Oklahoma City and across the state stock THC oil and other related products.
For example, K.I.N.D.’s products can be found in dispensaries state-wide.
What is the highest % of THC oil in Oklahoma?
When it comes to purity, the highest % of THC oil in Oklahoma will likely be any kind of THC distillate. THC distillate is essentially a THC oil which has gone through an additional phase of distillation in order to remove all impurities. It’s not uncommon for THC distillate to reach 80% or even 90-99% purity.
The down side of this purity is that the terpenes and phytonutrients which contain all the flavors and aromas in the cannabis plant, are removed by the process too. This means that most distillates – unless they have flavorings added after the distillation process is complete – are, by design, tasteless and odorless. This makes distillates them ideal for adding to edibles.
You can buy products such as K.I.N.D.’s 90%+ THC cartridges across Oklahoma.
If you are really looking for potency instead of purity though, there is an alternative:
Live resin is usually labeled as containing a lower percentage of THC than other concentrates. However, it contains all of the terpenes, other cannabinoids (such as CBD) and phytonutrients found in the original plant. This combination creates something called the entourage effect.
The entourage effect is the term used to refer to how this combination of elements creates a much more potent effect than purity or percentage of THC alone could account for. For this reason – as well as because of the incredible flavors retained by the live resin creation process – you’ll tend to find this concentrate in luxury vape live resin cartridges.
You can buy live resin cartridges across Oklahoma state in all kinds of dispensaries.