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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.”

May 10, 2019

In response to SB 162 becoming effective May 7, 2019, the OMMA is taking immediate action to update its processes regarding board certification requirements for recommending physicians.

August 24, 2018

The online application system for medical marijuana licenses will be available to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 25. Applicants for patient and commercial licenses will find the link to apply at www.OMMA.ok.gov at that time.

Applicants will be able to provide the required information in the online form and upload required documents to complete the application. The application system is designed for both computer and mobile phone use.

August 23, 2018

The Food Safety Standards Board established to create food safety standards for processing and handling medical marijuana in Oklahoma will meet Friday, August 24 in Room 806 of the Oklahoma State Department of Health.There is limited space in the meeting room, so for public viewing, the meetings will be streamed live at www.omma.ok.gov. The agenda for the meeting is posted below: 

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