OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma’s medical marijuana seed-to-sale system can transfer ahead following a partial decision.
An settlement between the medical marijuana business licensees who filed the lawsuit and co-defendants Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority and Metrc enabled the seed-to-sale system to proceed.
An Agreed Order was filed Friday, lifting the restraining order that prevented OMMA from implementing the seed-to-sale monitoring and tagging system for the medical marijuana business. Metrc is OMMA’s contractor for this system.
“Lifting this injunction clears the only largest roadblock to OMMA implementing the regulation,” mentioned OMMA Government Director Adria Berry. “It is a essential step towards cracking down on licensees working illegally or skirting the system inside Oklahoma’s medical marijuana business. Come Might twenty seventh, we’ll focus the majority of our enforcement authority on companies that aren’t Metrc-compliant.”
Viridian Authorized Companies obtained the restraining order last April as a continuation within the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of over 10,000 state licensed hashish companies throughout Oklahoma.
Ronald Durbin, the lawyer who represented the 1000’s of hashish companies, beforehand instructed KFOR that implementing Metrc would create a monopoly and that the corporate would earn over $12 million in simply the primary 12 months.
Now that the seed-to-sale system can transfer ahead, medical marijuana business licensees all through the state have till Thursday, Might 26 (90 days) to adjust to the Metrc seed-to-sale monitoring system.
Based on the Agreed Order signed by District Decide Natalie Mai:
- Licensed medical marijuana companies have till Might 26 to adjust to the Metrc seed-to-sale monitoring system
- Dispensaries have till Wednesday, Aug. 24 to promote or legally eliminate untagged medical marijuana merchandise of their stock
- OMMA should conduct at the least 5 on-line seminars by Might 26 to coach licensees on the brand new seed-to-sale system
- OMMA will guarantee enough Name Heart employees is available to reply to questions on seed-to-sale program implementation.
OMMA officers mentioned updates might be offered on implementation of the seed-to-sale monitoring system. Business licensees will obtain updates via e mail, in addition to on the OMMA web site and social media channels.
Go to the OMMA web site’s seed to sale page for extra particulars.
The Agreed Order that was filed Friday is offered under:
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