OMMA Takes Legal Action Against 165 Grow Facilities Over Signage Noncompliance
The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) filed 165 petitions for revocation on Oct. 31, 2023, against licensed grow facilities for failure to have signage required by law.
Senate Bill 1737 took effect Nov. 1, 2022. The law requires all commercial growers to post signage at the perimeter of their property. The sign must be at least 18 inches by 24 inches, have standardized black font at least two inches tall on a white background and include the business name, physical address, phone number and OMMA license number.
“When the legislature sent this mandate to the OMMA to implement, our inspectors out in the field immediately began noting which facilities were in compliance and which ones were not,” said Executive Director Adria Berry. “As a regulatory body, it’s our job to ensure the licensed medical marijuana industry is in compliance with state laws and regulations. Consistent regulation is essential for shaping a balanced and well-regulated cannabis market in our state. Kudos to the thousands of businesses out there that took the time to put up proper signage.”
Expanded Compliance and Enforcement Efforts
OMMA’s expanded compliance and enforcement efforts within the last year have included completing almost 7,000 inspections and 4,600 operational status visits, seizing nearly five tons of illicit cannabis and an entire dispensary, and embargoing around 3,000 pounds of cannabis and nearly 71,200 plants. We have also assisted law enforcement partners throughout the state more than 114 times, including conducting 13 search warrants, making an arrest and visiting 65 locations to investigate complaints.