QUESTIONS ABOUT MARIJUANA & MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARDS IN PORTLAND, OR
Here are some FAQ’s (frequently asked questions) about Oregon’s medical marijuana program, how to obtain a card and some answers to questions about the recreational legalization that will go into effect in July, 2015.
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The legalization of marijuana in Oregon.
How To Obtain An Oregon Medical Marijuana Card.
You may also have up to 6 mature medical marijuana plants, and up to 18 starts or seedlings.
Some people are eligible for a reduced cost. If you receive food stamps, it will cost you $60 (naming someone else to grow for you will mean your fee is $110). If you are on the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), the fee for the card will be $50 (naming someone else to grow for you will mean your fee is $100). The fee is $20 if the patient receives SSI (Supplemental Security Income). Naming someone else to grow for you will mean your fee is $70. Social Security and Disability patients do not receive this discount. The fee is also $20.00 if the patient is a disabled Veteran that is receiving VA disability benefits. The discount for disabled veterans is given for the following two scenarios only: You are receiving 100% service connected disability, or you are receiving a needs-based pension for a non-service connected disability.
There is a fee of $100 to replace any lost or stolen OMMP card, or to reprint cards due to changes in the patients’ grower, grow site, caregiver, etc.
Cancer; Glaucoma; testing positive for HIV/AIDS; Alzheimer’s and PTSD.
You can also get a card for severe pain (the most often cited reason for obtaining a card); severe nausea; muscle spasms; seizures and Cachexia.
Evaluation must start with the patient’s medical records.
Application packages contain the following:
- A state application form listing the name and address of the patient, who (if anyone) the patient names as a caregiver, and the person that the patient has designated as their grower.
- A signed and dated “Attending Physician’s Statement” which will be completed by the clinic doctor. Once the doctor has signed the recommendation, the patient has 90 days to mail the forms before the doctor’s signature expires and the patient must go through the entire process again.
- Copies of the photo ID’s of everyone listed on the state application. These must be government issued ID’s – a state ID card, driver’s license, or military ID card.
- Payment to the state of Oregon for one year’s participation in the Oregon Medical Marijuana program. This fee is $200.00 a year, unless you are receiving food stamps, Oregon Health Plan benefits, SSI (Supplemental Security Income), or are receiving VA disability benefits.
- The first is copies of all of the materials that you submitted to the state.
- The second is your proof of the date that you submitted the application packet. This is why you must send it by certified mail. Your postmarked certified mail receipt provides the proof of the date that you mailed the application to Portland, and when attached to your safety packet, has the same legal effect as the state-issued card. You may also drive to the OMMP office in Portland and submit your packet in person.