- A surety bond covering the area of land within the permit area upon which the business licensee will initiate and conduct commercial growing operations, or;
- An attestation and accompanying documentation showing that the permit area on which the licensee will initiate or conduct growing operations has been owned by the licensee for at least 5 years before submitting the application.
Who does this affect?
This requirement is in effect for existing licensed growers and grower license applicants as of April 20, 2023. New or renewal grower license applications initially submitted after April 20, 2023, must submit this documentation as part of their application. OMMA will verify the bond or attestation of land ownership during the review process of a new or renewal license application.
What do I do to prove land ownership?
Licensees can submit an attestation and accompanying documentation showing that the permit area on which the licensee will initiate or conduct commercial growing operations has been owned by the licensee for at least 5 years before submitting an application. Accompanying documents may include, but are not limited to, a recorded property deed, a court order, conveyance, or other document(s) proving land ownership.
How is this information submitted?
The Surety Bond Form or Attestation of Land Ownership Form and accompanying documentation may be uploaded under the location information section of a grower license application.
What if I’ve already submitted my application?
Pursuant to 63 O.S. § 427.14, OMMA rejects any application not meeting the requirements of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act ("OMMPPA"). The provisions of SB 913 (2023) requiring growers to provide a surety bond or proof of land ownership are a part of the OMMPPA. Accordingly, OMMA will reject applications initially submitted to the Authority after April 20, 2023, by current licensees and new business applicants that do not have records on file with OMMA as required by SB 913 (2023).