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What You Need to Need if You're a Medical Marijuana Doctor

Okay, sure. Maybe the title, Medical Marijuana Doctor, is a touch reductive. However, reductive is the name of the game because this page will give you a quick rundown on the guidelines for taking care of a patient with a medical card.

Both patients and physicians will find numerous rules and regulations surrounding medical marijuana, which is fun for us all. Understanding the finer points of which conditions qualify by your state’s medical marijuana legislation is crucial for medical marijuana doctors. If you are already a medical marijuana doctor,  interested in becoming a medical marijuana doctor, or just a person wanting to know more about it, then there are several educational sources on the accepted standards of the process.


The Federation of State Medical Boards Workgroup on Marijuana and Medical Regulations issued a report that illustrates the guidelines for recommending marijuana to patients to assist with treatment. The FSMB adopted these guidelines as a policy in April 2016.

In 2018, the Medical Board of California compiled a list of guidelines for the recommendation of marijuana for medical treatment.

Any Doctor in Oklahoma interested in medical marijuana guidance should look to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority for invaluable information.  For questions regarding physician registration and recommendations, the OMMA provides the best source for medical marijuana program information.