Oklahoma ranks as one of the top harshest when it comes to marijuana laws. Residents of the Sooner State should research paraphernalia laws sooner rather than later to avoid strict penalties.
Oklahoma allows the limited medical use of non-intoxicating CBD oil. Marijuana is prohibited for any other purpose, and there is no decriminalization.
Possession and Cultivation
Possessing or growing any amount of marijuana is a misdemeanor in Oklahoma, and the maximum possible penalty is 1 year in jail and $1,000 in fines (conditional release is possible on a first offense). Subsequent offenses have the same maximum penalties, but not possibility of conditional release (law active from July 1, 2017.)
Sale and Distribution
It is a felony to sell or distribute any amount of cannabis in Oklahoma, or to possess large quantities of the drug with intent to sell it. Where the amount is less than 25 pounds, the penalty is between 2 years and life in prison, plus a potential $20,000 fine.
If the amount is greater than 25 pounds but less than 1,000, the punishment is 4 years to life in prison and a maximum of $100,000. The prison sentence is the same if the amount is more than 1,000 pounds, but the top fine increases to $500,000.
Penalties double if the cannabis is sold or distributed to a minor. If the transaction occurs within 2,000 feet of a school, park, or public housing project, penalties double and a mandatory minimum sentence is imposed.
Hash and Concentrates
Oklahoma marijuana law is especially harsh in its treatment of hashish, hash oil, and other marijuana concentrates. Possession of any amount for personal use is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail and $1,000 in fines.
It is a felony to distribute, disperse, or transport concentrates, or to possess them with intent to sell or distribute them. The minimum is 2 years in prison while the maximum is life and a $20,000 fine.
Finally, manufacturing concentrates by purifying THC is a felony with a term of 2 years to life in prison and a top fine of $50,000.
Marijuana paraphernalia is also banned under Oklahoma law, and offenses are treated as misdemeanors. Possessing paraphernalia is punishable by up to one year in jail. Marijuana paraphernalia includes any items used in the cultivation, harvesting, storing, analysis, testing, or use of marijuana.
Possession and use. The fine for use of paraphernalia, or possession with intent to do so, increases with subsequent offenses.
- First offense – On a first offense, the crime is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000, up to 1 year in jail, or both.
- Second offense – On a second offense, the maximum jail term remains the same, but the fine increases to a possible $5,000.
- Third and subsequent offenses – The maximum possible fine increases to $10,000 on any subsequent offense.
Oklahoma’s CBD-oil legislation allows the research into cannabis extracts which can provide relief for children with debilitating seizures.
Qualifying conditions – Pediatric Epilepsy
Patient possession limits – Liquid CBD preparations containing no more than three-tenths of a percent THC. CBD may only be derived from the seeds or stalks of the marijuana plant.
Home cultivation – No
State-licensed dispensaries – No
Caregivers – No
Reciprocity – No
Contact information – The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics
Commissioner of Health
OU Medical Center
|Any amount (first offense)||Misdemeanor||1 year||$ 1,000|
|Any amount (subsequent offense)*||Misdemeanor||1 year||$ 1,000|
|* Effective 07/01/2017|
Sale or Distribution
|Less than 25 lbs||Felony||2 years – life||$ 20,000|
|25 – 1000 lbs||Felony||4 years – life||$ 100,000|
|1000 lbs or more||Felony||4 years – life||$ 500,000|
|To a minor carries a double period of incarceration and fine.|
|Within 2000 feet of schools, public parks, or public housing carries a double period of incarceration and fine, and a mandatory minimum sentence.|
|See Possession and Sale sections for details.|
Hash & Concentrates
|Possession||Misdemeanor||1 year||$ 1,000|
|Distributing, dispensing, transporting or possession with intent||Felony||2 years – life||$ 20,000|
|Converting marijuana into hashish or concentrates||Felony||2 years – life||$ 50,000|
|Possession of paraphernalia (first offense)||Misdemeanor||1 year||$ 1,000|
|Possession of paraphernalia (second offense)||Misdemeanor||1 year||$ 5,000|
|Possession of paraphernalia (third offense)||Misdemeanor||1 year||$ 10,000|
|Any conviction will lead to a driver’s license suspension from 6 months – 3 years.|