For Release – July 26, 2018 – Tony Sellars, Office of Communications – 405/271-5601
As required by SQ 788, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has posted application information and instructions for patients and businesses interested in obtaining medical marijuana licenses.
“Our staff has worked nonstop over the past three months to develop this process and I commend their effort,” said Oklahoma State Department of Health Interim Commissioner Tom Bates. “The information provided today should answer many of the questions we have been receiving about what is required to apply.”
SQ 788 also established a Food Safety Standards Board and each appointment will be made by the Commissioner of Health, as specified in the new law. The nominees for the 12 positions will need to have expertise in the marijuana industry as well as public health and clinical science. Public announcement of the appointees will be made shortly following the special meeting of the Oklahoma State Board of Health next week.
“We have received a good list of candidates to be appointed,” said Commissioner Bates. “However, this is a new industry in our state, and we want to make sure the qualifications of each appointee are properly vetted.”