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Researcher Application Information

General information for research applications is provided below. However, OMMA is currently not accepting research applications. Complete information and instructions for research applications will be available at a later date.

Research license applicants must also register with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control (OBNDD) after receiving a research license and before any marijuana is at the research site. This is required by law as stated in 63 O.S. § 2-101 and 63 O.S. §§ 2-302 & 2-303.

For more information, please contact OBNDD registration department at (405) 521-2885 or visit the OBNDD Registration Website.

What is a marijuana research license?

A marijuana research license allows the licensee to produce, process, transport, and possess marijuana solely for research purposes. Individuals, organizations, agencies, and business entities may apply for a research license.

What are the requirements for a research license?

  • 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 is held by Oklahoma residents.
  • All applicants must show they are registered to conduct business in Oklahoma by providing a certificate of good standing from the Oklahoma Secretary of State, if applicable.
  • All principal investigators involved in the research project 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.

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 also need to supply an Affidavit of Lawful Presence Form and supporting documentation if they are not U.S. citizens.

Monthly consumption reporting to OMMA will be required for all research licensees.

What is a medical marijuana transportation license?

A medical marijuana transportation license will be provided with an approved research license. A transportation license is in the form of a notation on the research 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, licensed researcher. Licensed transporters must comply with Title 63 O.S. § 420A et seq. and the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 310:681.