Oklahoma Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


Oklahoma allows curbside medical marijuana sales

Oklahoma medical cannabis dispensaries can provide curbside-pickup service, but they must ensure there is limited contact between employees and customers, state regulators said. Dispensaries are exempt from Republican Gov. Kevin Safer-at-Home order for the elderly and “vulnerable populations” issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Oklahoma is one of the many states where dispensaries have been identified […]

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Florida, Oklahoma classify medical marijuana stores as ‘essential’

Count Florida and Oklahoma among the states in which medical marijuana dispensaries are considered “essential” businesses that can remain open during the coronavirus pandemic. A Florida statute considers medical cannabis dispensaries in the state to be an essential service such as pharmacies, the Tampa Bay Times reported. In Oklahoma, the state’s Medical Marijuana Authority posted the following message […]

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Oklahoma medical marijuana shop hit by trademark suit

An Oklahoma bank filed a federal lawsuit against a Tulsa medical cannabis dispensary for trademark infringement. In a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of Oklahoma, the Bank of Oklahoma accused the Dank of Oklahoma dispensary of using a variation of the institution’s logo that it registered as a trademark in 1975, the Tulsa World reported. […]

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Glut of Oklahoma medical marijuana dispensaries driving price wars

So many medical marijuana dispensaries have opened in Oklahoma that many stores are slashing prices to stay competitive. The downward pressure on cannabis pricing has some dispensaries fearing for their future even as they brace for yet more possible business challenges that could result if the state enacts more cannabis regulations related to testing and labeling.

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Tribes in two states considering cannabis opportunities

An American Indian tribe in Oklahoma is exploring ways to become involved in the marijuana industry, while a South Dakota tribe will vote on whether to legalize medical and adult-use cannabis its reservation. The Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, is seeking recommendations from a seven-member committee by May 31 on marijuana and hemp opportunities for the […]

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Price war erupts among Oklahoma medical marijuana dispensaries

Medical cannabis dispensaries in Oklahoma are engaged in a price war, fueled by an oversupply of retail stores and no qualifying medical conditions required for an MMJ card, according to a nonprofit journalism publication. There are 2,242 licensed dispensaries, according to the latest figures from the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. According to Oklahoma Watch: There […]

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New filing to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma

Supporters of recreational cannabis in Oklahoma refiled a petition to legalize adult-use marijuana in the state. The original petition was criticized by those who feared it would hurt Oklahoma’s fast-growing medical marijuana industry. Michelle Tilley,  the executive director of the Oklahoma branch of the American Civil Liberties Union who filed the new paperwork with Ryan Kiesel, […]

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MJBizCon 2019: Cannabis industry recognizes year’s challenges as it looks forward to longer-term growth

LAS VEGAS – Members of the cannabis industry’s brain trust used the first day of MJBizCon to share predictions for 2020 and describe how changing attitudes in the United States might affect future marijuana legalization efforts – plus more coverage from this week’s conference in Las Vegas. In his keynote presentation Wednesday, Chris Walsh, president and […]

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Marijuana social equity

The Boston City Council approved an ordinance creating an independent Cannabis Board, in an effort to boost involvement of minority entrepreneurs in Massachusetts’ growing pot industry. The move also creates the state’s first local fund supporting minority-owned firms, according to officials. – Associated Press

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Chart: Oklahoma medical marijuana sales far exceed expectations

In less than a year, Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry went from nonexistent to one of the largest and most valuable cannabis markets in the nation. According to tax receipts released by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, sales of medical marijuana in the state stood at just over $258 million through the first 10 months of 2019 […]

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Oklahoma to license cannabis labs, but businesses must test batches

Medical marijuana regulators in Oklahoma are close to licensing testing laboratories, but MMJ growers and processors in what had been a lightly regulated market have been required to test product batches for pesticides and potency for nearly two months. State regulators said they would begin accepting lab applications on Nov. 1. Melissa Miller, assistant director […]

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