Oklahoma

Fri
18
Oct

Mandatory testing now required for medical marijuana sales in Oklahoma

The content of your weed could be a lot more than just THC.

News 4 went to the labs responsible for testing medical marijuana in Oklahoma and found out some distributors in the industry are skimping on their safety procedures.

Just drive down North May Avenue and you can't look left or right without seeing a medical marijuana dispensary.

Some are even calling it "The Green Mile."

But are the products you're buying safe?

The industry was unregulated in Oklahoma until the Unity Bill went into effect recently, making safety testing at licensed labs mandatory.

"We're talking about $40 a pound," Wendy Hampton, CEO at Express Toxicology Services, said.

Their Edmond facility mostly tests marijuana sent to them by growers and processors.

Tue
01
Oct

How far can medical marijuana advertising go? State panel to study issue

Lawmakers next month are expected to study advertising for medical marijuana.

The interim study was requested by Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, who said constituents had called for the study.

“I had four constituents give me a call very concerned with the billboards,” Townley said. “Some of them are a little — let’s just say they don’t indicate they are for medical marijuana. It is more of a recreational-type billboard.”

Oklahoma voters on June 26, 2018, voted to legalize medical marijuana. State Question 788 passed by nearly 57% after enough signatures were gathered to put the measure on the ballot.

Wed
18
Sep

Medical cannabis: New State Law in Oklahoma

Cannabis laws are very clear in Oklahoma. The state legalized medical cannabis in October 2018. Since then, the medical marijuana industry has boomed in Oklahoma. Notably, the industry has brought in more consumers, growers, dispensers, processors, tax revenues, and patients in the state. However, there are some challenges. A new medical marijuana law hit Oklahoma. Let’s discuss the changes.

Mon
02
Sep

Expanded protections for Oklahoma cannabis patients take effect

Legislation takes effect Friday expanding protections for state-qualified medical cannabis patients.

Wed
28
Aug

Oklahoma: Expanded protections for cannabis patients to take effect

Legislation will take effect next week expanding protections for state-qualified medical cannabis patients.

Fri
23
Aug

Oklahoma medical marijuana and Patient Protection Act set to go into effect

A new law going into effect later this month will protect the rights of medical marijuana patients and establish regulations for the state’s fledgling medicinal cannabis industry. House Bill 2612, or the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, as the measure is also known, will go into effect on Friday, August 30.

Wed
07
Aug

Oklahoma Lawsuit seeks to prevent release of medical cannabis information to police

When Oklahoma Senate Bill 1030 takes effect on August 29, it will introduce changes to the way the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) shares information with law enforcement agencies. And those changes, argue the plaintiffs in an Oklahoma lawsuit, will put patient health data at risk. SB 1030 requires OMMA to provide law enforcement with all of the information displayed on medical marijuana licenses. That includes patient licenses, which contain sensitive medical information, as well as business licenses.

Thu
01
Aug

These Oklahoma marijuana dispensaries are suing Facebook

Facebook can’t decide if it loves or loathes cannabis. Around this time last year, reports indicated Facebook was “shadow-banning” companies associated with legal cannabis sales and advocacy.

Thu
04
Jul

Oklahoma medical marijuana program’s stunning statistics

Oklahoma’s medical cannabis program continues to grow in leaps and bounds, with a staggering number of the state’s residents now registered.

 

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) recently published the following updated statistics, current as at July 1.

Mon
10
Jun

Medical marijuana sales soaring in Oklahoma, top $23M in May

Medical marijuana sales are continuing to climb in Oklahoma, topping $23 million in May and marking the eighth straight month of growth for the new industry.

Figures from the Oklahoma Tax Commission show the state collected more than $1.6 million in May from the 7% excise tax on marijuana. Another $2 million was collected in state and local sales taxes.

To date, medical marijuana sales have generated nearly $10.7 million for state coffers.

Sales have grown significantly each month since dispensaries began selling cannabis in October.

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