Oklahoma Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Oklahoma medical cannabis sales surpass $7 million in February

Oklahoma’s new medical marijuana market is continuing to blossom, hitting more than $7.2 million in sales in February alone. That’s up from $4.3 million in January, after a $1 million sales month in December, the first full month of MMJ sales in the state. Oklahoma voters legalized medical marijuana just last June, and the state’s business-friendly MMJ […]

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Oklahoma medical cannabis sales surge to $4 million in January

The nascent Oklahoma medical marijuana program continues to post strong initial numbers, with retail sales topping $4.3 million in January, a fourfold increase from the previous month, according to state Tax Commission figures. That jump is for a program that was approved by voters only last June. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority said it has […]

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Industry officials suggest OK medical cannabis security rules may need change

An Oklahoma medical marijuana industry official said most of the state’s new MMJ security rules are reasonable, but at least one could require an “excessive” amount of money to comply. The rules were developed by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and signed by former Gov. Mary Fallin shortly before she left office […]

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Oklahoma posts nearly $1M in medical marijuana sales in December

Oklahoma retailers sold nearly $1 million worth of medical cannabis in December, which are strong numbers for a relatively new market with limited product availability and few open dispensaries. Oklahoma voters approved a medical marijuana state question in June, and the industry has taken off quickly. More than 30,000 Oklahoma patients and nearly 900 dispensaries […]

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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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