Category Archives: Oklahoma Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Citing safety, OK medical cannabis board makes producers’ addresses harder to find

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority removed the addresses of MMJ growers and processors from its online commercial license database in response to security concerns. The Tulsa World reported that groups in the cannabis industry believe the move this week is a positive step for safety and security. The authority published the addresses of dispensaries, growers […]

Oklahoma discloses medical marijuana licensee info, raises ‘security issues’ for MMJ firms

Some in Oklahoma’s medical cannabis industry are worried about the public disclosure of  licensed locations after a cannabis grower’s property was ransacked. Chip Paul, chairman of Oklahomans for Health, the group that spearheaded the voter-approved medical marijuana initiative that passed in June, told The Norman Transcript that the state’s online publication of the locations “creates […]

Oklahoma names health official to oversee state’s medical marijuana program

Oklahoma health officials appointed an internal candidate to head up the state’s new Medical Marijuana Authority. Oklahoma State Department of Health Interim Commissioner Tom Bates announced Thursday that Adrienne Rollins will lead the division overseeing MMJ. Rollins has been with the agency since 2012 and has been working since April on implementing the program in […]

Future medical marijuana dispensary glut in Oklahoma? Certainly looks like it

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has received nearly 7,330 applications for patients and 600 applications for dispensary licenses, further evidence that the number of patients will be far too low to support all the state’s MMJ entrepreneurs. Here’s what the situation looks like right now: The ratio of medical marijuana patients to dispensaries would be […]

Oklahoma has OK’d more than 1,000 medical marijuana businesses

Oklahoma’s business-friendly medical cannabis law is seemingly coming to fruition: Regulators already have approved more than 1,100 business licenses with roughly 600 additional applications in the pipeline, according to a tweet by state officials Monday. That total comes less than a month since the state started taking applications Aug. 25. The ballot initiative approved by […]

Oklahoma judge nixes effort to block business-friendly medical cannabis rules

Oklahoma’s latest medical cannabis rules – which reverted to ones that could potentially provide greater business opportunities for marijuana entrepreneurs – will stay in place after a judge’s decision on a court challenge against them. Cleveland County District Judge Michael Tupper ruled against a legal petition asking for an emergency injunction on MMJ rules adopted […]

Recreational marijuana fails to make Oklahoma ballot for November

An effort to place recreational cannabis on Oklahoma’s ballot in November has fallen more than 20,000 signatures short, Oklahoma state officials reported. A count by the Secretary of State’s office determined supporters of the initiative gathered only roughly 103,000 signatures for State Question 797. The group needed more than 123,000 signatures to qualify the proposed constitutional amendment […]

Ex-Oklahoma medical marijuana lawyer arraigned on alleged phony threats

A former Oklahoma State Department of Health attorney made her first court appearance during which a judge entered “not guilty” pleas on her behalf related to charges that she sent threatening emails to herself about the state’s new medical marijuana rules. Here’s what you need to know: Julie Ezell was arraigned this week before Special Judge […]

Oklahoma governor approves less restrictive medical cannabis rules

Gov. Mary Fallin signed off this week on the do-over in Oklahoma’s emergency medical marijuana regulations – rules that revert to more business-friendly MMJ provisions. They: Permit sales of smokable marijuana. Remove the requirement for each dispensary to have a licensed pharmacist. Lift restrictions on THC levels. The revisions, adopted last week by the state Board […]

Signatures submitted for Oklahoma recreational marijuana ballot measure

A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma has submitted signatures to qualify the measure for a statewide vote after saying it may not have enough to qualify for the November ballot. The pro-marijuana group Green the Vote submitted the signatures to the secretary of state for review Wednesday. Green the Vote said […]