Officials: 8,400 Oklahomans have been approved for medical marijuana licenses

OKLAHOMA CITY –More than three months after Oklahomans approved a medical marijuana measure, state officials say thousands have already been approved for a license.

Under State Question 788, a person 18 years or older would need to apply for a medical marijuana license with the Oklahoma State Department of Health after receiving a note from their doctor. If approved, the patient would then have to pay $100 to obtain that license.

Since applications became available in August, officials say thousands of Oklahomans have applied for licenses.

So far, more than 8,400 people have already been approved for a medical marijuana license.

The state has also approved licenses for nearly 600 dispensaries and nearly 960 growers.

Applications can be filled out online through the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority’s website.