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Overview of Pending Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Laws:
Updated on May 16th 2017: There are 2 proposed medical marijuana laws pending in Oklahoma. Question 788 will be on the November 2018 ballot while H.B 1877 is pending legislation, as of Feb 6, 2017, the bill has been referred to Appropriations and Budget Health Subcommittee for review.
Question 788 Overview
Oklahoma State Question 788, the Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, has qualified to appear on the November 6, 2018 ballot or at an earlier special election date set by the governor. The Initiative would legalize the use of medical marijuana for qualified patients in Oklahoma. It would also allow for the licensing of medical marijuana growers, processors and dispensaries. The Oklahoma State Department of Health would be tasked to regulate the program.
Physician certification& Qualifying conditions: There are no qualifying conditions. All applications for a patient medical license must be signed by an Oklahoma Board certified physician. A medical marijuana license must be recommended according to the accepted standards a reasonable and prudent physician would follow when recommending or approving any medication.
Caregivers: A caregiver license will be made available for qualified patients who are homebound. Applicants for a caregiver license will submit proof of the medical marijuana license holder’s license status and homebound status, that they are the designee of the medical marijuana license holder, must submit proof that the caregiver is age eighteen (18) or older, and must submit proof the caregiver is an Oklahoma resident.
Patient License (Card) Info: The Department shall make available an application available on their website for a medical marijuana patient license. The license will be good for two (2) years, and the application fee is set at $100.00 or $20.00 for individuals on Medicaid, Medicare, or SoonerCare.
Regulating Department: The Oklahoma State Department of Health would be tasked to regulate the program. Responsibilities include but not limited to developing rules and regulations, awarding grower/dispensary licenses, processing patient license (cards), etc.
Read the entire Initiative (Question 788) here: https://www.sos.ok.gov/documents/questions/788.pdf
Medical Marijuana Business Details
Growers License: A licensed commercial grower may only sell marijuana to a licensed retailer or a licensed processor. There are no limits on how much marijuana a licensed grower can grow. The application fee is set at Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00).
Processing License: A licensed processor would be allowed to take marijuana plants and distill or process these plants into concentrates, edibles, and other forms for consumption. A licensed processor may sell marijuana products it creates to a licensed retailer, or any other licensed processor. The application fee is set at Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00).
Dispensary License: A licensed medical marijuana dispensary may conduct retail sales of marijuana, or marijuana derivatives in the form provided by licensed processors, and these products can only be sold to a medical marijuana patient license holder or their caregiver. Any entity applying for a retail license must be owned by an Oklahoma state resident and must be registered to do business in Oklahoma. The application fee is set at Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00).
Zoning: All marijuana businesses must be at least 1,000 feet from a school
Tentative Program Timeline:
November 6th, 2018 – Initiative passes into law
December of 2018 – Department makes licensing application available
February of 2018 – Rules and Regulations published
TBD – Application submissions for marijuana business liensing
H.B 1877 Overview
House Bill 1877 also referred to as the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Act of 2017, if passes, will legalize the use of medical marijuana for qualified patients in Oklahoma. It would also allow for the licensing of 8 cultivation and 40 dispensaries. The Oklahoma State Department of Health, Medical Marijuana Commission and Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission would regulate the program.
Qualifying conditions: Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Tourette’s syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, posttraumatic stress disorder, severe arthritis, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s disease, or the treatment of these conditions, a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; peripheral neuropathy; intractable pain, which is pain that has not responded to ordinary medications, treatment or surgical measures for more than six (6) months; severe nausea; seizures, including without limitation those characteristic of epilepsy; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including without limitation those characteristic of multiple sclerosis.
Physician certification: A Patient must receive a written certification from a Physician, a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine who holds a valid, unrestricted and existing license to practice in the State of Oklahoma and has been issued a registration from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration to prescribe controlled substances.
Patient License (Card) Info: Qualified patients will have to submit an application to the Department to receive a “Registry identification card”, a document issued by the Department that identifies a person as a qualifying patient or caregiver to receive medical marijuana.
Regulating Department: The Oklahoma State Department of Health, a newly assembled Medical Marijuana Commission and the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission will be tasked to regulate the program. Responsibilities include but not limited to developing rules and regulations, awarding grower/dispensary licenses, processing patient license (cards), etc.
Medical Marijuana Business Details
Cultivation: A cultivation facility may grow, prepare, manufacture, process and package usable medical marijuana to sell and deliver to state licensed dispensaries. The Medical Marijuana Commission shall issue at least four but no more than eight cultivation facility licenses. The initial cultivation facility application fee shall be a maximum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00).
Dispensary: A dispensary may dispense medical marijuana to qualified and registered patients. A dispensary may grow or possess fifty mature marijuana plants at any one time plus seedlings. The Commission shall issue at least 20 but no more than 40 dispensary licenses with no more than 4 dispensaries in any one county. The initial dispensary application fee shall be a maximum of Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($7,500.00).
Zoning: A Dispensary may not be within one thousand five hundred (1,500)feet of a public school, church or daycare center existing before the date of the dispensary application and a cultivation facility may not be within three thousand (3,000) feet of a public school, church or daycare center existing before the date of the cultivation facility application.
Tentative Program Timeline: Not later than one hundred twenty (120) days after the effective date of this act, the Medical Marijuana Commission shall adopt rules governing the program. Not later than June 1, 2017, the Commission shall begin accepting applications for licenses to operate a dispensary and cultivation facility.
The Oklahoma Marijuana Business Application Process requires that you have specific essential plans when submitting your application. Learn more about the required and recommended business plans for Oklahoma below.
REQUIRED OKLAHOMA BUSINESS PLANS FOR DISPENSARY/CULTIVATION APPLICATION:
- –Dispensary Business Plan
- –Financial Plan
- –Security Plan
- –Inventory Control Plan
- –Staffing Plan
- –Operations Plan
- –Suitability of Proposed Facility Plan
- –Cultivation Facility Plan
- -Community Engagement Plan-CUSTOM SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE
- -Policies & Procedures
RECOMMENDED OKLAHOMA BUSINESS PLANS FOR MARIJUANA DISPENSARY/CULTIVATION APPLICATION:
- –Environmental Plan
- –Fire Safety Plan
- –Product Safety Plan
- -Marketing & Advertising Plan-CUSTOM SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE
- -Record Keeping Plan-CUSTOM SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE
- -Transportation Plan-CUSTOM SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE
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