Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority set to enforce laboratory testing

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority is finally ready to enforce laboratory testing months after it became legal.

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana officials said in April that they would require medical marijuana products sold by a processor or grower to be tested by a licensed laboratory.

“All medical marijuana products had required testing for a very long time now, but the requirement that it goes to a lab that’s licensed by OMMA is a new enforcement,” said Kelly Williams, deputy director of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority.

Williams said the OMMA extended that deadline from April to July to ensure there were enough labs meeting the licensing and accreditation requirements.


Oklahoma cannabis businesses sue over residency, location requirements

Several medical marijuana businesses in Oklahoma are asking a judge to block the state from enforcing laws they say could prevent some licensed cannabis businesses from continuing to operate.

The businesses are asking an Oklahoma County district court judge to block the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority from requiring cannabis business owners to be residents of the state for at least two years and mandating that dispensaries be located more than 1,000 feet from schools and preschools.

The laws, passed by Oklahoma's Legislature in 2019, sought to clarify State Question 788, which legalized medical marijuana in the state. But some cannabis entrepreneurs say the laws are on the verge of putting them out of business.


Why 7-Eleven Is Waging War Against Oklahoma Marijuana Dispensaries

“What we’re hearing from 7-Eleven is they consider this a criminal activity and money laundering,” said one dispensary owner.


THC breathalyzer program could help police detect marijuana impairment

Oklahoma law enforcement officers patrolling the state’s roads and highways may soon have a new tool for testing drivers who they believe may be under the influence of marijuana.

Signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt on May 2, HB 4161 directs the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety to spend $300,000 to create a pilot program to explore the use of breathalyzers to detect tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the primary psychoactive component of marijuana.


Legislation To Reform Medical Marijuana Program In Oklahoma Fails To Pass

An effort to reform Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program—including adding a provision allowing cannabis deliveries to patients—has apparently gone up in smoke.


Oklahoma Could be First State to Implement Cannabis Breathalyzers

Oklahoma is currently working on the implementation of cannabis breathalyzers. This would be a huge step forward, as it would be the first time states could fairly test whether or not drivers are under the influence. 


Oklahoma may launch marijuana breathalyzer pilot program

Oklahoma could launch a pilot program to conduct marijuana breathalyzer tests to determine if people are driving under the influence.

Oklahoma’s Legislature passed legislation last week to require the Department of Public Safety use $300,000 to pay for a medical marijuana pilot program to test out marijuana breathalyzers.

Rep. Scott Fetgatter, R-Okmulgee, said Oklahoma could be one of the first states in the nation to use this new technology.

“We have a lot of problems when it comes to medical marijuana and DUI laws and determining impairment, he said.

There are few accurate roadside tools to determine marijuana impairment.


Oklahoma cannabis industry smashes record monthly sales number in April

Roll aside, toilet paper.

Oklahomans rushed to purchase another product in record volume last month, as medical marijuana dispensaries logged enough sales to spike tax collections by more than 25%.

According to the Oklahoma Tax Commission, dispensaries remitted almost $9.8 million in state taxes during April. That includes traditional sales taxes and the 7% medical marijuana levy.

The tally smashes the previous record of $7.8 million set in March, and is the highest month-to-month increase since last summer.

An analysis of tax collections shows Oklahomans spent about $61.4 million on medical marijuana last month, or nearly $217 per licensed patient.


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The future of marijuana testing in college sports

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