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Terri Watkins
Communication Manager
Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
(405) 271-9444 ext.31918
(405) 535-5315
[email protected]

September 11, 2020

New rules for all businesses and patients licensed by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Agency go into effect today, September 11th, 2020. The rules affect many aspects of the marijuana industry.

As an agency, the OMMA is constantly looking for ways to make the industry safer, and these new rules reflect our latest efforts in that goal. These rules have been reviewed by our advisory board and were subject to public comment before being submitted to the legislature and signed by the Governor.

August 7, 2020

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Deputy Director Dr. Kelly Williams has been named Interim Director. Williams took the lead position after the promotion of Director Travis Kirkpatrick.

July 2, 2020

The OMMA has received multiple inquiries regarding the processing and dispensing of marijuana-infused slushies on-site at medical marijuana dispensaries. It is the OMMA’s position that marijuana-infused slushies are unlikely to meet requirements set forth in Oklahoma statutes and rules, including, but not limited to:  

February 14, 2020

Beginning April 1st, all marijuana product sold by a grower or processor will be required to be tested by an Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) licensed laboratory.

The mandatory testing requirements were created by the Oklahoma Legislature and went into effect on Nov 1st, 2019. Since that time, the OMMA has been creating the rules and guidelines under the guidance of Laboratory Oversight Manager Lee Rhodes.

January 22, 2020

Oklahoma native Travis Kirkpatrick is the new director of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. Kirkpatrick has served as interim director for the last 90 days. Health Commissioner Gary Cox said he made the decision based on Kirkpatrick’s leadership at the authority over the last few months.

December 16, 2019

The Oklahoma Medial Marijuana Authority Call Center is open and welcoming calls. The call center is staffed with 14 operators trained to answer questions regarding Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma. Authority Interim Director Travis Kirkpatrick says “it is a two tier system that will allow the operators to ask for help quickly while keeping customers on the line”.

Kirkpatrick says the current staff has undergone several weeks of training to learn the licensing process and the steps to allow them to effectively answer questions.

August 22, 2019

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has received approval from Governor Kevin Stitt on emergency rules that will update current regulations and establish new license categories in accordance with statutory modifications made during the 2019 legislative session. The authority will make available all new forms and applications on its website beginning August 30. New emergency rules will be effective on September 14.

August 6, 2019

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) are aware of potential discrepancies in the language of SB1030. The agency welcomes the opportunity to receive direction from the court on this issue.

It is also important to emphasize that no patient data has been shared with any agency or the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (OLETS), and no information will be shared until the court has decided this question.

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July 30, 2019

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Waste Management Act (SB 882) passed in the 2019 legislative session establishes policies for applying for and obtaining a medical marijuana waste disposal license. The Act allows for the issuance of up to 10 licenses in the first year of the medical marijuana waste disposal licensing program.

July 9, 2019

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) is currently taking steps to implement statutory modifications, made during the 2019 legislative session, to the state’s medical marijuana program.

“OMMA has reinstituted a project management structure to ensure compliance and timely implementation of the changes,” said Tom Bates, Interim Commissioner of Health. “Implementation activities will include rule promulgation, procurements, information technology changes, application developments, and operational planning.”

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