U.S. Medical Cannabis Patients

  • In its first 11 months, Oklahoma’s medical-cannabis patient registration has outpaced the rates among all other legal states.
  • Unlike in California’s statewide legal adult-use market, Oklahoma expects nearly full participation by its registrants due to much less access either to legal cannabis or illicit markets.
  • While California has the U.S.’s highest patient-saturation rate, its legalized medical-market regulations and adult-use alternatives commonly serve to impede participation.
  • California’s lack of patient participation is exacerbated by unreported activity in the state’s widespread illegal market.
  • Among California’s 2 million card-holding patients, an estimated total of 1/5 use its legal licensed medical dispensaries.