Oklahoma Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Oklahoma governor OKs rules for cannabis-infused food products

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin approved new labeling, packaging and testing rules for food products that include medical marijuana. The new rules require marijuana-infused food and beverage makers to comply with the state’s current food safety laws as well as the labeling and packaging laws for available cannabis products. The regulations also require edibles makers to […]

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Arkansas gov warns medical cannabis patients not to bring legal purchases over state line

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is cautioning medical marijuana patients there that buying MMJ products from licensed stores elsewhere to take back across state borders is against state and federal laws. That warning could be especially unwelcome news for marijuana businesses in neighboring Oklahoma, which allows out-of-state cardholders to purchase MMJ at its licensed dispensaries. Here’s a rundown […]

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Citing safety, OK medical marijuana board makes producers’ info harder to find

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority removed the addresses of MMJ growers and processors from its online commercial license database in response to security concerns. The Tulsa World reported that groups in the cannabis industry believe the move this week is a positive step for safety and security. The authority published the addresses of dispensaries, growers […]

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Oklahoma discloses medical marijuana licensee info, raises ‘security issues’ for MMJ firms

Some in Oklahoma’s medical cannabis industry are worried about the public disclosure of  licensed locations after a cannabis grower’s property was ransacked. Chip Paul, chairman of Oklahomans for Health, the group that spearheaded the voter-approved medical marijuana initiative that passed in June, told The Norman Transcript that the state’s online publication of the locations “creates […]

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Oklahoma banking officials warn banks about serving medical marijuana firms

Oklahoma banking officials are urging financial institutions to be cautious or even stay clear of the state’s nascent medical marijuana industry, dealing a potential setback to MMJ companies hoping to secure accounts with local banks or credit unions. Oklahoma banking commissioner Mick Thompson told a legislative working group that financial institutions must weigh the dangers […]

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Future medical marijuana dispensary glut in Oklahoma? Certainly looks like it

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has received nearly 7,330 applications for patients and 600 applications for dispensary licenses, further evidence that the number of patients will be far too low to support all the state’s MMJ entrepreneurs. Here’s what the situation looks like right now: The ratio of medical marijuana patients to dispensaries would be […]

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Oklahoma names health official to oversee state’s medical marijuana program

Oklahoma health officials appointed an internal candidate to head up the state’s new Medical Marijuana Authority. Oklahoma State Department of Health Interim Commissioner Tom Bates announced Thursday that Adrienne Rollins will lead the division overseeing MMJ. Rollins has been with the agency since 2012 and has been working since April on implementing the program in […]

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Chart: Fiercely competitive medical cannabis industry emerging in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry is shaping up to be one of the most unique MMJ markets in the nation, with a large number of players vying for attention. Just three months after voters approved State Question 788 – a ballot initiative legalizing medical marijuana in Oklahoma – regulators have awarded more than 1,100 business licenses […]

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Week in Review: OK medical cannabis licensing boom, DEA shifts on some CBD & New York allows MMJ as opioid alternative

Oklahoma approves more than 1,100 medical marijuana businesses, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration moves certain CBD medicines off Schedule 1, and New York’s governor signs legislation allowing MMJ as an alternative to opioids. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry this week. Oklahoma ‘free-for-all’ The numbers are mind-boggling: As of […]

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Bid to amend OK medical cannabis rules began before residents voted on initiative

Records show that attempts to amend Oklahoma’s medical marijuana law with rules that would have hampered the state’s MMJ market began weeks before residents even voted on the issue. The amendments – which were ultimately reversed by the Oklahoma Board of Health in August – would have banned smokable forms of marijuana and required dispensaries […]

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