Important Note for Commercial Applicants: Grower, Processor, and Dispensary applicants must register with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control (OBNDD) after receiving a license from OMMA. See 63 O.S. § 2-302.
This is required by law before any medical marijuana or medical marijuana products are present at your business.
See OAC 475: 10-1-9(a).
Growers and Processors should register with OBNDD under the “Manufacturer” category.
Dispensaries should register with OBNDD under the “Distributor” category.
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration is not required for OBNDD registration.
For more information, contact OBNDD registration department at (405) 521-2885 or visit the OBNDD Registration Website.
What is a medical marijuana grower license?
A medical marijuana grower license allows a business to legally grow marijuana for medical purposes in Oklahoma. Licensed growers can sell to processors and dispensaries only. Grower licenses will be in the form of a license certificate. Licensed growers must comply with Title 63 O.S. § 420A et seq. and the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 310:681.
What is a medical marijuana processor license?
A medical marijuana processor license allows a business to legally process marijuana for medical purposes in Oklahoma. Licensed processors can sell to dispensaries and may also process marijuana into a concentrated form for a patient license holder for a fee. Processor licenses will be in the form of a license certificate. Licensed processors must comply with Title 63 O.S. § 420A et seq. and the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 310:681.
What is a medical marijuana dispensary license?
A medical marijuana dispensary license allows a business to legally sell medical marijuana and medical marijuana products, including mature plants and seedlings. Licensed dispensaries can only sell to patient license holders, caregiver license holders, research license holders, and the parent or legal guardian named on a minor patient’s license. Dispensaries engaging in unlawful sales may be fined, or their licenses may be revoked. Dispensary staff may validate the license using the OMMA verification system, which will be available in early September. Staff may also validate the purchaser’s identity. Dispensary licenses will be in the form of a license certificate. Licensed dispensaries must comply with Title 63 O.S. § 420A et seq. and the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 310:681.
What is a medical marijuana transportation license?
A medical marijuana transportation license will be provided with an approved grower, processor, or dispensary license. A transportation license is in the form of a notation on the grower, processor, or dispensary license and allows an individual/entity to legally transport medical marijuana with a copy of the license.
Licensed transporters can legally transport medical marijuana from a licensed grower, licensed processor, licensed dispensary to a licensed grower, licensed processor, licensed dispensary, or licensed researcher. Licensed transporters must comply with Title 63 O.S. § 420A et seq. and the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 310:681.
What are the basic requirements to be eligible to apply?
- Applicants and all owners must be 25 or older.
- Individual applicants must be Oklahoma residents.
- Members, managers, and board members of entity applicants must all be Oklahoma residents.
- Entities must show that at least 75% ownership held by an Oklahoma resident.
- Unless the business entity is a Sole Proprietorship or General Partnership, submit a copy of the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s certificate of good standing document. For more information, visit the Oklahoma Secretary of State at www.sos.ok.gov.
- All owners must provide a background check; nonviolent felony convictions in the last two years and any other felony conviction in the last five years for any owner will disqualify the applicant.
- Dispensaries must provide proof that they are not within 1,000 feet of an entrance to a public or private school.
- Proof of Oklahoma residency can be established by providing a digital copy of one of the following unexpired, valid documents:
- Oklahoma driver’s license
- Oklahoma identification card
- Oklahoma voter identification card
- A utility bill for the calendar month preceding the date of application, excluding cellular telephone and internet bills
- A residential property deed to property in the State of Oklahoma
- A current rental agreement for residential property located in the State of Oklahoma
- Proof of identity can be established by providing a digital copy of one of the following unexpired, valid documents:
- Oklahoma driver’s license
- Oklahoma identification card
- U.S. passport or other photo identification issued by the U.S government
- Tribal identification card approved for identification purposes by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety:
- United States Bureau of Indian Affairs identification card or a Oklahoma tribal photo identification cards: Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache of Oklahoma, Absentee Shawnee, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Choctaw, Delaware, Caddo Nation of Oklahoma issued on or after January 8, 2008
Each owner will need to supply an Affidavit of Lawful Presence Form and supporting documentation if they are not U.S. citizens.
For a detailed list of all required documents and information, review this Commercial License Checklist
prior to submitting a Commercial License Application online.
Do I need to submit a separate license application for each location of my business?
Yes, separate licenses are required for each location. A separate application and non-refundable application fee for each location is required. You also will need to submit a separate application and non-refundable application fee for each license type (processor, grower, dispensary). However, you may use the same background check of owners for multiple license applications as long as the background checks have been completed within 30 days from the date the license was submitted.
How long does my license last?
Licenses are valid for one year from the date it is issued, unless the license is revoked by OMMA. A license may be renewed before it expires.
How do I apply?
Applications and payment will be collected at omma.ok.gov by August 25, 2018. A valid email address is required for login. This email address will be used to send notices once an account is created.
What information and documentation do I need to provide in the application?
To help with the application process review the Commercial License Checklist prior to submitting a Commercial License Application online. The following criteria must be met prior to submission. The criteria listed in the checklist is required prior to submission.
Are background checks required?
Yes, background checks are required for all owners. Please review the instructions on Commercial License Background Check Requirements
prior to submitting an application. The applicant is responsible for all costs associated with the background checks.
How much does the application cost?
The application fee for a grower, processor, or dispensary application is $2,500. Application fees will be paid by Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card. An additional credit card processing fee will be added to the transaction. These application and processing fees are non-refundable. If an application for a license is denied for any reason, the payment will not be refunded.
What happens after I apply?
Once the application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by OMMA staff. If it is deemed complete and meets all requirements, an approval letter with your identification card will be mailed within 14 days of your application submission date.
If an application is incomplete due to unclear or missing information or documents, you will receive email correspondence stating the reason(s) it is incomplete. You will be able to log back in to your account to make corrections. The submission date is the date a complete application is provided.
If an application is reviewed and denied because all requirements have not been met, a denial letter stating the reason(s) for denial will be sent within 14 days of submission.