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Oklahoma tweaks medical marijuana rules

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Medical marijuana dispenser Adelia White opposed adding regulations to the state's existing laws. (KTEN) Medical marijuana dispenser Adelia White opposed adding regulations to the state's existing laws. (KTEN)

A little over one year after the State of Oklahoma said "OK" to medical marijuana, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority is making some changes to its program.

The changes are coming after modifications made by lawmakers during the 2019 legislative session. OMMA said the rule changes will be implemented over the next few months.

There will be a public comment period, but the timing hasn't yet been announced.

Here are some of the changes:

  • Doctors will not have to be board certified to issue medical marijuana to patients.
  • A short-term, 60-day medical marijuana patient license can be issued to patients.
  • OMMA will now have 90 days to review business applications and 14 days for patient applications.
  • Information about licenses will be shared with law enforcement.

OMMA is also adding five new license categories:

  • transporter
  • transporter agent
  • testing laboratory
  • education facility
  • short-term patient licenses

There are a number of other changes that will affect medical marijuana businesses and patients. Visit the OMMA website for the complete list.

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