Partial Resolution Reached in State Inventory Tracking System Case
On Friday, Feb. 25, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA), Metrc and Plaintiffs reached an agreement allowing Oklahoma’s seed-to-sale system to move forward.
The Agreed Order, filed Friday in Oklahoma County District Court, lifts the restraining order that blocked OMMA from implementing a seed-to-sale tracking and tagging system for the medical marijuana industry. Metrc, a co-defendant with OMMA in the now-vacated restraining order, is OMMA’s contractor for the program.
All medical marijuana commercial licensees have until Thursday, May 26 (90 days) to become compliant with the Metrc seed-to-sale tracking system
“Lifting this injunction clears the single biggest roadblock to OMMA enforcing the law,” said OMMA Executive Director Adria Berry. “This is a crucial step toward cracking down on licensees operating illegally or skirting the system within Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry. Come May 27th, we will focus the bulk of our enforcement authority on businesses that are not Metrc-compliant.”
According to the Agreed Order signed by District Judge Natalie Mai:
- Licensed medical marijuana businesses have until May 26 to comply with the Metrc seed-to-sale tracking system
- Dispensaries have until Wednesday, Aug. 24 to sell or legally dispose of untagged medical marijuana products in their inventory
- OMMA must conduct at least five online seminars by May 26 to educate licensees on the new seed-to-sale system
- OMMA will ensure adequate Call Center staff is on hand to respond to questions about seed-to-sale program implementation.
OMMA will soon provide updates on the implementation of the seed-to-sale tracking system. Commercial licensees will be notified of updates regarding the implementation by email, and through updates on the OMMA website and social media channels. More details can be found on the seed to sale page of the OMMA website.
Licensees with questions about how to use the Metrc system can call the Metrc Call Center at 877-566-6506.
About the OMMA
The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) was established in 2018 with the passage of State Question 788. The OMMA serves as the regulatory authority for medical marijuana in Oklahoma. Working with patients, licensees, physicians and business owners, the OMMA exists to facilitate fair policy and regulations to ensure a safe product. The OMMA currently serves nearly 400,000 licensees, and has become one of the fastest-growing medical marijuana authorities in the country. For more information about the OMMA, visit oklahoma.gov/omma.