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Both patients and physicians will find numerous rules and regulations surrounding medical marijuana. Understanding the finer points of which conditions qualify by your state’s medical marijuana legislation is crucial in prescribing medical marijuana or issuing approvals for medical marijuana cards. If you are a doctor interested in joining the process of providing patients with medical marijuana, or would just like knowing 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.