Medical Cannabis has been used in treating or alleviating the pain, nausea, and other symptoms associated with a variety of debilitating medical conditions.

Unfortunately, many individuals who may benefit from Medical Cannabis are either uncertain or unaware of how to obtain access to it.

At Mora Mota Group, we're posting a FAQ list that can help provide insight into the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

+ What is the OMMP?

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) is a state patient registration program approved by Oregon voters on November 3, 1998.

+ Why was the OMMP Established?

The Department of Human Services was assigned rulemaking authority necessary for the implementation and administration of the OMMP, under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act.

+ How do I register for the OMMP?

In order to become a registered patient with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, the law requires that a licensed health care practitioner certify that the patient has one or more of the qualifying conditions.

+ What are the qualifying medical conditions?

A patient must be diagnosed by a qualifying medical professional for one of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • A degenerative or pervasive neurological condition
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia (a weight-loss disease that can be caused by HIV or cancer)
    • Severe pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy
    • Persistent muscle spasm, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis

+ Who are the qualified medical professionals?

Attending Physician's may recommend the use of medical marijuana; an Attending Physician is defined as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) licensed under ORS chapter 677 who has the primary responsibility for the care and treatment of a person diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition.

+ Where do I sign up for the OMMP?

To Apply Online

  • Create an account and apply online here.
  • Once your have submitted a complete application, you can print the 30-day receipt, which has the same legal effect as a registry ID card for 30 days.

Patients are required to submit:

  • OMMP Application Form
  • Attending Physician Statement
  • Copies of current valid photo ID
  • Fee Payment

The standard application fee is $200. An applicant may qualify for a reduced fee of:

  • $60 with proof of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, or
  • $50 with proof of Oregon Health Plan (OHP) eligibility, or
  • $20 with proof of receipt of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) monthly benefits, or
  • $20 with proof of having served in the Armed Forces of the United States.

To Apply by Mail

  • Submit the item listed above to:

OHA/OMMP, P.O. Box 14450, Portland, OR 97293-0450

+ What OMMP Application and Forms do I have to fill out?

+ How much cannabis can I posses while registered under the OMMCP?

An Oregon medical marijuana patient (and their caregiver, if applicable) may possess up to 6 mature plants, which must be grown at a registered grow site address, and up to 24 ounces of usable marijuana.

+ What about Primary Caregivers Registered under the OMMCP?

Designated primary caregiver means an individual who is:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Who has significant responsibility for managing the well-being of a person who has been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition and
  • Is designated as the person responsible for managing the well-being of a person who has been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition:
    • On that person’s application for a registry identification card or
    • In other written notification submitted to the authority.

A patient may only designate one primary caregiver at any given time; however, an organization that provides hospice, palliative or home health care service, or a residential facility, in addition to an individual caregiver, may be added as an additional caregiver in order to manage the well-being of the individual diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition.

+ Where can I get more Information?

You may access the OMMP website here.