Important Note for Dispensaries: Distance from a School
As stated in OAC 310:681-5-3(e)(4), dispensaries must provide proof that the location is at least 1,000 feet from a public or private school. This distance is measured by the straight-line (shortest) distance from the property line of the dispensary to any entrance of a school. It is not measured by walking or driving distance.
The OMMA must be able to verify the documentation provided by the dispensary. Officials use Google Maps satellite measuring tools to verify the specific distance from the closest point of the dispensary’s property line to the closest entrance of any building on the school’s property. If this distance is less than 1,000 feet, the dispensary application will be denied and the application fee will not be refunded. Please reference the Proof of Distance from a School document for more information.
Important Notes for Commercial Applicants
New! Commercial Licensee Change Requests
Commercial licensees who wish to update contact information, location, and/or ownership information may do so by submitting the appropriate Change Request Form below. Change requests must be submitted by the current primary contact person and from the current primary contact person’s email address as listed in the application. Certain changes cannot be made through a Change Request Form as indicated below.
OMMA will respond within 14 days of submission of the Change Request Form with a request for more information or an approval/denial. Incomplete or improperly submitted requests will be rejected. Changes that affect a licensee’s qualifications for licensure may result in the loss of license.
|Changes Requiring a Change Request Form||Changes Requiring a New Application and New Application Fee||Changes to be Updated at Renewal|
|Contact information (primary contact, business phone number, business operating hours, business trade name, etc.) |
Business entity name (Changes to business trade name are accepted.)
|Members, managers, and board members with no ownership in the business entity. (Please note that changes affecting the licensee’s qualifications for licensure may result in non-renewal and loss of license.) |
|Business location ||Business type (grower/processor/dispensary) |
|Ownership (adding/removing an owner, changes in ownership percentages) ||Business structure (LLC, individual owner, etc.) |
Change Request Forms
Please read the instructions on the form completely before submitting your change request. Incomplete requests will be rejected.
The monthly reporting template for all OMMA licensed growers, processors, and dispensaries is now available at the link below. Instructions for completing the monthly reports have been emailed to each commercial licensee’s primary contact as listed in the license application and are also available below. Commercial licensees are required to begin providing OMMA monthly reports for the first month they were licensed and every month thereafter, even if no medical marijuana or medical marijuana products are on site. Commercial licensees may leave the field for the OBNDD registration number blank if the registration number has not yet been granted. Once you have received your OBNDD registration number, you must include it on each monthly report from that point forward.
Monthly reports are due by the fifteenth of each month for reporting of the previous month. (For instance, October’s monthly report is due by November 15.) A list of reporting deadlines is provided below. Monthly reporting templates are subject to change, so please check back to this site regularly. As stated in OAC 310:681-5-6.1(a), failure to submit a monthly report and correct this deficiency within 30 days of written notice from OMMA will result in license revocation. Please reference OAC 310:681-5-6(a) in the emergency rules for more information.
All questions regarding monthly reporting should be directed to OMMACompliance@ok.gov.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please ensure you are entering your license number, and reporting month, correctly in your monthly report. In particular, ensure zeros and O’s are entered correctly. If you do not enter your license number and reporting month correctly, your monthly report submission will not be recognized by our system, and it will identify your report as not submitted. In the example below, the first character is a zero and the second is the letter O.
Department of Agriculture Licensing
Commercial licensees may be required to obtain a nursery grower and/or dealer license from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture. Please visit the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture website or call 405-522-5971 for more information regarding the requirements and process for submitting applications.
Sales Tax Permits
Sales tax permits must be obtained after OMMA issues a commercial entity license. Please note that dispensaries will be required to report two sources of tax to the Oklahoma Tax Commission: sales tax and the 7% gross receipts tax. For more information, visit the Oklahoma Tax Commission website or call (405) 521-3160.
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control (OBNDD) Registration
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. §§ 2-101 & 2-302. This is required by law before any medical marijuana or medical marijuana products are present at the business.
See OAC 475:10-1-9(a).
- Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration is not required for OBNDD registration.
- Growers and Processors should register with OBNDD under the “Manufacturer” category.*
- Dispensaries should register with OBNDD under the “Distributor” category.*
- Individual growers are not required to register. Registration is required by the name of a business, not by the name of the owner.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Businesses with multiple licenses at multiple sites and/or multiple license types should contact OBNDD to determine the correct registration process. Depending on the specific situation of the business, the necessary registration type may differ from what is noted above.
For more information, contact the 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 licensed processors and licensed 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 licensed dispensaries and other licensed processors. Licensed processors 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 licenses 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, or 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 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, the applying entity must 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 any entrance to any public or private school.
Proof of Oklahoma residency can be established by providing a digital, color copy of one of the following unexpired, valid documents:
- Oklahoma driver’s license (front and back)
- Oklahoma identification card (front and back)
- 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, color copy of one of the following unexpired, valid documents:
- Oklahoma driver’s license (front and back)
- Oklahoma identification card (front and back)
- 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 he or she is not a U.S. citizen.
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 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. 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.
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, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit card. An additional credit card processing fee will be added to the transaction. These application and processing fees are non-refundable. The payment will not be refunded for applications not approved.
What happens after I apply?
Once the application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by the OMMA. If it is deemed complete and meets all requirements, an approval letter with the identification card will be mailed within 14 days of the 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 mailed within 14 days of submission.