All batches of harvested medical marijuana in Oklahoma must be inspected and tested to identify contaminants and determine chemical content with strict limits on a number of different metrics before being sold or transported. Medical marijuana that does not meet safety requirements through testing must be destroyed and properly disposed by growers.
If the grow operation is located withing a municipality, an ordinary business license for the municipality is required. The latest Oklahoma medical marijuana laws require a Certificate of Compliance that shows all relevant municipal inspection requirements to be submitted to the OMMA for each location that medical marijuana is grown or stored.
Grower license applicants may also apply for a transporter license to move marijuana to points of sale or have another party move it on the grower’s behalf. Transport of medical marijuana requires both a transporter license and a valid transporter agent license for drivers.
All batches of harvested medical marijuana in Oklahoma must be inspected and tested to identify contaminants and determine chemical content with strict limits on a number of different metrics before being sold or transported. Medical marijuana that does not meet safety standards must be destroyed.
Grower Licensee Safety Requirements
Growing cannabis in Oklahoma for sale as medical marijuana requires a license under the rules of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA). A skilled marijuana business attorney can provide the knowledge required to keep your valuable grow in compliance with OMMA rules.
Medical marijuana growers, including any business engaged in or investing in a growing operation must undergo criminal background checks in order to apply for a commercial grower license. Background check requirements include officers, investors, directors and stockholders of the related business. Investors are not permitted to remain undisclosed. All growers and business officers must be disclosed for criminal background checks and for residency confirmation.
Growers must also register with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control (OBNDD) before handling any medical marijuana products.
Grower License Applicant Qualifications
Growers are required to strictly manage, track and transport all medical marijuana and medical marijuana products with software and security measures sufficient to comply with the rules and regulations.
Growers must do monthly reporting to comply with licensing rules. Also, record keeping requirements include a duty to maintain certain records for three years or more.
You’ll have to prove two years residency preceding the date of application or five continuous years of the last 25 years preceding the date of application, in order to establish that 75% of the owners are Oklahoma residents as required by SQ 788
Getting a License
Obtaining an Oklahoma growers license from the OMMA will allow your business to grow a currently uncapped amount of plants and sell to licensed processors and licensed dispensaries in Oklahoma. The license application fee is $2,500, and a separate license and application is needed for each grow facility — and license type.
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