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How to become a marijuana grower

The Information You Need To Know

By Joshua C. Smith

There are basically four types of business marijuana licenses in Oklahoma:

A medical marijuana grower license allows a business to legally grow marijuana for medical purposes in Oklahoma. Licensed growers can sell to licensed processors and licensed dispensaries only. Grower licenses will be in the form of a license certificate. Licensed growers must comply with Title 63 O.S. § 420 et seq. and the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 310:681.

A medical marijuana processor license allows a business to legally process marijuana for medical purposes in Oklahoma. Licensed processors can sell to licensed dispensaries and other licensed processors. Licensed processors may also process marijuana into a concentrated form for a patient license holder for a fee. Processor licenses will be in the form of a license certificate. Licensed processors must comply with Title 63 O.S. § 420 et seq. and the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 310:681.

A medical marijuana dispensary license allows a business to legally sell medical marijuana and medical marijuana products, including mature plants and seedlings. Licensed dispensaries can only sell to patient license holders, caregiver license holders, research license holders, and the parent or legal guardian named on a minor patient’s license. Dispensaries engaging in unlawful sales may be fined, or their licenses may be revoked. Dispensary staff may validate licenses using the OMMA verification system, which will be available in early September. Staff may also validate the purchaser’s identity. Dispensary licenses will be in the form of a license certificate. Licensed dispensaries must comply with Title 63 O.S. § 420 et seq. and the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 310:681.

A medical marijuana transportation license will be provided with an approved grower, processor, or dispensary license. A transportation license is in the form of a notation on the grower, processor, or dispensary license and allows an individual/entity to legally transport medical marijuana with a copy of the license.

Licensed transporters can legally transport medical marijuana from a licensed grower, licensed processor, or licensed dispensary to a licensed grower, licensed processor, licensed dispensary, or licensed researcher. Licensed transporters must comply with Title 63 O.S. § 420 et seq. and the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 310:681.

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The basic requirements to apply:

Applicants must be 25 or older.

Individual applicants must be Oklahoma residents.

Members, managers, and board members of entity applicants must all be Oklahoma residents.

Entities must show that at least 75% ownership held by an Oklahoma resident.

All owners and officers must provide a background check; nonviolent felony convictions in the last two years and any other felony conviction in the last five years for any owner will disqualify the applicant.

Unless the business entity is a Sole Proprietorship or General Partnership, the applying entity must submit a copy of the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s certificate of good standing document. For more information, visit the Oklahoma Secretary of State at www.sos.ok.gov.

Dispensaries must provide proof that they are not within 1,000 feet of any entrance to any public or private school.

How to become a marijuana grower The Information You Need To Know By Joshua C. Smith There are basically four types of business marijuana licenses in Oklahoma: A medical marijuana