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Background

The Oklahoma Legislature’s annual regular session is February through May. The Legislature considers thousands of bills during each session, some of which are relevant to OMMA. Bills are considered first in legislative committees that vote on which bills to send for consideration by the full state House of Representatives and Senate.

Bills approved by both the House and Senate go to the Governor for consideration. If the Governor signs (or declines to veto) a bill, it becomes state law. If the Governor vetoes a bill, it does not become state law unless the Legislature overrides the veto.

OMMA then uses the process of drafting rules to comply with these new state laws. Our current rules are listed on our rules page.

OMMA Chief of Staff Barrett Brown explains the legislative process in an episode of High Points.


Medical Marijuana Legislation (2023)

Oklahoma legislators have authored the following medical marijuana-related bills for consideration during the 2023 regular session that ends in May. The sheer number of bills and amendments during the legislative process means there may also be other bills affecting the industry that are not on this list.

The list is for informational purposes only – it’s not an indication that OMMA supports or opposes any of the bills or their contents.

For convenience, the bills are grouped by the main subject area affected by the proposed legislation.

This list will be updated about once a week during the session. The date of the latest update is shown at the bottom of the page. Click the link on the bill number for the latest information from the Oklahoma Legislature's bill tracking website.

HB 1014: Prohibits new medical marijuana dispensaries from being established within 900 feet of any place of worship owned, leased, rented or borrowed for at least twelve months and used no less than biweekly for worship services. Authored by Rep. Jim Olsen. FILED

HB 1347: Directs the Medical Marijuana Authority to begin competitive bidding to solicit and implement a seed-to-sale inventory tracking system for marijuana businesses. Authored by Rep. Scott Fetgatter. FILED

HB 1350: Creates temporary licenses for medical marijuana growers, dispensaries, processors and transporters to be acquired prior to full permanent licensure. Authored by Rep. Scott Fetgatter. FILED

HB 1457: Excludes the growing, cultivating and producing of medical marijuana from agricultural activities and from being classified as farmland, as relating to exemptions to constituting nuisance. Authored by Rep. Kenton Patzkowsky. FILED

HB 1716: Creates temporary licenses for medical marijuana growers, dispensaries, processors and transporters to be acquired prior to full permanent licensure. Authored by Rep. T.J. Marti. FILED

HB 1734: Requires all locations where marijuana is sold to have a conspicuous sign with certain warning information related to the consumption of THC while pregnant. Authored by Rep. Tammy Townley. FILED

HB 1892: Directing certain medical marijuana business licensees to pay an environmental cleanup fee. Authored by Rep. Josh Cantrell. FILED

HB 2095: Prohibits commercial growers from knowingly hiring or employing undocumented immigrants to perform work inside a medical marijuana grow facility or anywhere on the property of the medical marijuana commercial grow operation. Authored by Rep. Jon Echols. FILED

HB 2101: Allows an Oklahoma tax deduction equal to the amount of any deduction for business expenses incurred for licensed medical marijuana business activity within this state which was disallowed for the same tax year pursuant to specific IRS codes. Authored by Rep. Forrest Bennett. FILED

HB 2225: Prohibits an individual, legal, or commercial business entity that holds a business licenses issued by OMMA from providing or having any proprietary or pecuniary interest in a victims impact panel program. Authored by Rep. Ross Ford. FILED

HB 2282: Allows product not impounded or preserved by director of OBNDD to be maintained by registrant and prevents purchase, distribution, sale or transfer until after appeal has elapsed or until all appeals have been concluded; allows medical marijuana product to be considered waste and submitted to a licensed medical marijuana waste disposal service for destruction after revocation order becoming final. Authored by Rep. Jon Echols. FILED

HB 2428: Creating temporary and annual licensing program for certain medical marijuana businesses. Authored by Rep. Stan May. FILED

SB 116: Prohibits any medical marijuana commercial grower from being located within 1,000 feet of a place of worship. Authored by Sen. David Bullard. FILED

SB 117: Requires medical marijuana growers and processors to acquire certain water use permits from the Water Resources Board prior to being licensed. Authored by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom. FILED

SB 133: Excludes marijuana production from agriculture sales tax exemptions. Authored by Sen. David Bullard. FILED

SB 134: Adjusts licensing requirements for various medical marijuana businesses to include a temporary license step prior to authorization for an annual license and requiring various authorizations and documents prior to final approval. Authored by Sen. Cody Rogers. FILED

SB 177: Directs the Medical Marijuana Authority to offer no less than three and no more than five inventory tracking system options for licensees, options to be chosen via a competitive bidding process. Authored by Sen. Cody Rogers. FILED

SB 264: Makes process validation procedures mandatory for medical marijuana operations which are subject to testing. Authored by Sen. Jessica Garvin. FILED

SB 389: Provides for an income tax deduction to medical marijuana businesses unable to claim certain equivalent federal business tax benefits. Authored by Sen. Jessica Garvin. FILED

SB 439: Requires physicians recommending medical marijuana to a patient to examine the patient in person, or certify that the patient is homebound, when a patient is a minor, the physician must have had them in care for a minimum of one year. Authored by Sen. Jessica Garvin. FILED

SB 645: Directing certain products be sold in pre-packaged form; requirements for packaging. Authored by Sen. Jessica Garvin. FILED

SB 689: Allowing board of county commissioners to create certain ordinances. Authored by Sen. Jack Stewart. FILED

SB 801: Allowing for municipalities to modify their planning or zoning procedures to determine or forbid medical marijuana business from operating in certain areas. Authored by Sen. Bill Coleman. FILED

SB 806: Requiring insurance verification for licensees transporting medical marijuana. Authored by Sen. Jessica Garvin. FILED

SB 810: Upon approval by the Authority, provides an exemption for waste transportation between two licensed facilities, provided the facilities are licensed under the same license holder. Authored by Sen. Jessica Garvin. FILED

SB 885: Requiring utility companies and water suppliers to require certain verification prior to providing services and reporting suspicious activity for certain businesses. Authored by Sen. George Burns. FILED

SB 913: Requiring bond for grow operations. Authored by Sen. Darcy Jech. FILED

SB 1117: Providing income tax deduction for certain expenses of licensed medical marijuana business. Authored by Sen. Cody Rogers. FILED

Definitions for the listed status:

  • Filed: Legislators have filed the bill for consideration, but it’s in the earliest stages of the legislative process.
  • In Committee: This bill is being considered by a committee in the originating legislative chamber (House of Representatives or Senate). The committee will decide whether to refer it to the full originating legislative chamber for consideration. 
  • In the House: The bill is in front of the full House of Representatives for consideration. House Bills (prefixed with an HB) with this status have been passed by a House committee but will still need Senate consideration if passed by the full House. Senate Bills (prefixed with an SB) with this status have already been passed by the full Senate.
  • In the Senate: The bill is in front of the full Senate for consideration. Senate Bills (prefixed with an SB) with this status have been passed by a Senate committee but will still need House of Representatives consideration if passed by the full Senate. House Bills (prefixed with an HB) with this status have already been passed by the full House.
  • In Conference: Different versions of this bill passed in each legislative chamber. Legislators from each chamber will discuss ways to reconcile those differences. If the legislators reach an agreement, each chamber will have an opportunity to vote on any changes. Bills making it all the way through this process are then sent to the Governor for consideration.
  • To the Governor: The full House of Representatives and Senate each voted to pass the bill. It is under consideration by the Governor and will become law if he signs it.
  • Signed/Not Vetoed: The Legislature passed the bill, and the Governor signed it (or declined to veto it). It will become law on its listed effective date.
  • Dormant: This bill was not referred out of the committee in its originating legislative chamber. The bill will not advance this session unless the Legislature takes an action to change the status.
  • Failed: The House of Representatives or Senate voted to reject the bill.
  • Did Not Pass: The bill passed one house of the Legislature, but not both, before the legislative session ended. It will not become law.

HB 2146: Authorizing the issuance of nonresident medical marijuana licenses. Authored by Rep. Kevin McDugle. FILED

HB 2427: Modifying scope of certain definition to exclude “performing firefighting duties” from the list of safety-sensitive jobs. Authored by Rep. Stan May. FILED

SB 437: Requires OMMA to develop a registry of licensed patient recommending physicians, and develop rules for registered physicians relating to continuing educational requirements. Authored by Sen. Jessica Garvin. FILED

SB 501: Imposes a fine on any person who knowingly smokes tobacco or marijuana or uses a vapor product while in a motor vehicle with a minor. Authored by Sen. Jessica Garvin. FILED

SB 1012: Directing a district board of education policy on school employee drug testing to include certain provision. Authored by Sen. Shane Jett. FILED

SB 1036: Firearms; modifying inclusions; making certain exception for medical marijuana card holder; prohibiting certain denial. Authored by Sen. Nathan Dahm. FILED

Definitions for the listed status:

  • Filed: Legislators have filed the bill for consideration, but it’s in the earliest stages of the legislative process.
  • In Committee: This bill is being considered by a committee in the originating legislative chamber (House of Representatives or Senate). The committee will decide whether to refer it to the full originating legislative chamber for consideration. 
  • In the House: The bill is in front of the full House of Representatives for consideration. House Bills (prefixed with an HB) with this status have been passed by a House committee but will still need Senate consideration if passed by the full House. Senate Bills (prefixed with an SB) with this status have already been passed by the full Senate.
  • In the Senate: The bill is in front of the full Senate for consideration. Senate Bills (prefixed with an SB) with this status have been passed by a Senate committee but will still need House of Representatives consideration if passed by the full Senate. House Bills (prefixed with an HB) with this status have already been passed by the full House.
  • In Conference: Different versions of this bill passed in each legislative chamber. Legislators from each chamber will discuss ways to reconcile those differences. If the legislators reach an agreement, each chamber will have an opportunity to vote on any changes. Bills making it all the way through this process are then sent to the Governor for consideration.
  • To the Governor: The full House of Representatives and Senate each voted to pass the bill. It is under consideration by the Governor and will become law if he signs it.
  • Signed/Not Vetoed: The Legislature passed the bill, and the Governor signed it (or declined to veto it). It will become law on its listed effective date.
  • Dormant: This bill was not referred out of the committee in its originating legislative chamber. The bill will not advance this session unless the Legislature takes an action to change the status.
  • Failed: The House of Representatives or Senate voted to reject the bill.
  • Did Not Pass: The bill passed one house of the Legislature, but not both, before the legislative session ended. It will not become law.

HB 1552: Directing employees of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority to collect and submit samples. Authored by Rep. Anthony Moore. FILED

HB 1616: Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act; requiring disclosure of conflicts of interests from certain elected officials. Authored by Rep. Rande Worthen. FILED

HB 1711: Requires medical marijuana commercial growers to inform utilities of their status as marijuana producers and directs OMMA to establish a system to monitor marijuana grower power and water usage. Authored by Rep. T.J. Marti. FILED

HB 2289: Replaces references to OSDH with OMMA regarding contract with Oklahoma Tax Commission to assess, collect and enforce tax on retail medical marijuana sales. Authored by Rep. John Pfeiffer. FILED

SB 440: Requires the Director of the Medical Marijuana Authority to develop and enforce limits on THC potency in medical marijuana products within certain limits. Authored by Sen. Jessica Garvin. FILED

SB 489: Makes an appropriation to the Public Common School Building Equalization Fund from the Medical Marijuana Authority Fund for redbud school grants. Authored by Sen. Roger Thompson. FILED

SB 608: Authorizing Oklahoma Tax Commission to contract with Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority to enforce certain provisions. Authored by Sen. Dave Rader. FILED

SB 758: Deleting apportionments; providing for appropriation from funds. Authored by Sen. Paul Rosino. FILED

SB 807: Creating the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Commission. Authored by Sen. Jessica Garvin. FILED

SB 808: Authorizing the Director to issue order of immediate action under certain circumstance. Authored by Sen. Joe Newhouse. FILED

SB 813: Authorizing the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority to operate an assurance laboratory. Authored by Sen. Jessica Garvin. FILED

SB 959: Allowing the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority to employ full-time, on-site inspectors at laboratories. Authored by Sen. Blake Stephens. FILED

Definitions for the listed status:

  • Filed: Legislators have filed the bill for consideration, but it’s in the earliest stages of the legislative process.
  • In Committee: This bill is being considered by a committee in the originating legislative chamber (House of Representatives or Senate). The committee will decide whether to refer it to the full originating legislative chamber for consideration. 
  • In the House: The bill is in front of the full House of Representatives for consideration. House Bills (prefixed with an HB) with this status have been passed by a House committee but will still need Senate consideration if passed by the full House. Senate Bills (prefixed with an SB) with this status have already been passed by the full Senate.
  • In the Senate: The bill is in front of the full Senate for consideration. Senate Bills (prefixed with an SB) with this status have been passed by a Senate committee but will still need House of Representatives consideration if passed by the full Senate. House Bills (prefixed with an HB) with this status have already been passed by the full House.
  • In Conference: Different versions of this bill passed in each legislative chamber. Legislators from each chamber will discuss ways to reconcile those differences. If the legislators reach an agreement, each chamber will have an opportunity to vote on any changes. Bills making it all the way through this process are then sent to the Governor for consideration.
  • To the Governor: The full House of Representatives and Senate each voted to pass the bill. It is under consideration by the Governor and will become law if he signs it.
  • Signed/Not Vetoed: The Legislature passed the bill, and the Governor signed it (or declined to veto it). It will become law on its listed effective date.
  • Dormant: This bill was not referred out of the committee in its originating legislative chamber. The bill will not advance this session unless the Legislature takes an action to change the status.
  • Failed: The House of Representatives or Senate voted to reject the bill.
  • Did Not Pass: The bill passed one house of the Legislature, but not both, before the legislative session ended. It will not become law.

HB 1615: Providing separate penalties for unlawfully possessing controlled dangerous substances. Authored by Rep. Rande Worthen. FILED

HB 2797: Creates the "Medical Marijuana Law Local Government Enforcement Assistance Revolving Fund" for the purposes of assisting county law enforcement agencies with investigation of possible criminal or unauthorized activity in connection with medical marijuana cultivation, sale, distribution, and related activity. Authored by Rep. Preston Stinson. FILED

SB 239: Permits political subdivisions, municipalities and counties to enter into agreements with state agencies to receive compensation when local resources are used by state agencies during marijuana-related search and seizure activities. Authored by Sen. Jack Stewart. FILED

SB 475: Prohibits the use of straw parties to purchase or transfer controlled dangerous substances through a third party and clarifies the authority of the Bureau of Narcotics to seize certain assets. Authored by Sen. Lonnie Paxton. FILED

SB 635: Oklahoma Industrial Hemp Program; requiring registration of hemp-derived ingestible cannabinoid product. Authored by Sen. Lonnie PaxtonFILED

SB 660: Driving under the influence of marijuana; clarifying inclusions; modifying felony offenses. Authored by Sen. Cody RogersFILED

Definitions for the listed status:

  • Filed: Legislators have filed the bill for consideration, but it’s in the earliest stages of the legislative process.
  • In Committee: This bill is being considered by a committee in the originating legislative chamber (House of Representatives or Senate). The committee will decide whether to refer it to the full originating legislative chamber for consideration. 
  • In the House: The bill is in front of the full House of Representatives for consideration. House Bills (prefixed with an HB) with this status have been passed by a House committee but will still need Senate consideration if passed by the full House. Senate Bills (prefixed with an SB) with this status have already been passed by the full Senate.
  • In the Senate: The bill is in front of the full Senate for consideration. Senate Bills (prefixed with an SB) with this status have been passed by a Senate committee but will still need House of Representatives consideration if passed by the full Senate. House Bills (prefixed with an HB) with this status have already been passed by the full House.
  • In Conference: Different versions of this bill passed in each legislative chamber. Legislators from each chamber will discuss ways to reconcile those differences. If the legislators reach an agreement, each chamber will have an opportunity to vote on any changes. Bills making it all the way through this process are then sent to the Governor for consideration.
  • To the Governor: The full House of Representatives and Senate each voted to pass the bill. It is under consideration by the Governor and will become law if he signs it.
  • Signed/Not Vetoed: The Legislature passed the bill, and the Governor signed it (or declined to veto it). It will become law on its listed effective date.
  • Dormant: This bill was not referred out of the committee in its originating legislative chamber. The bill will not advance this session unless the Legislature takes an action to change the status.
  • Failed: The House of Representatives or Senate voted to reject the bill.
  • Did Not Pass: The bill passed one house of the Legislature, but not both, before the legislative session ended. It will not become law.

For further details or information about other bills from this session, visit the Oklahoma Legislature's bill tracking website.


Previous Years

These bills became new state laws during previous legislative sessions. For details on other bills from those sessions that did not become law, visit the Oklahoma Legislature's bill tracking website.

The Oklahoma Legislature passed, and the Governor signed, the following legislation from the 2022 regular session: 

  • HB 2179 (2022): Creates a tiered commercial grower fee structure based on size and type of facility — annual fees would range from the current $2,500 to more than $50,000. Under the terms of the bill, processor license fees will be determined by volume and range from $2,500 to $40,000. Dispensaries will pay $2,500 to $10,000, based on annual sales. Testing laboratories will pay a flat $20,000. Effective June 1, 2023. Authored by Rep. Fetgatter.
  • HB 3019 (2022): Adjusts packaging standards to allow clear packaging, but requiring opaque exit packaging for carrying out of the dispensary. Effective Nov. 1, 2022. Authored by Rep. Fetgatter.
  • HB 3208 (2022): Places a moratorium on new business licenses between Aug. 26, 2022, and Aug. 1, 2024. Effective Aug. 26, 2022. Authored by Rep. Cornwell.
  • HB 3319 (2022): Allows the boards of nursing, osteopathic examiners, and medical licensure and supervision to grant a health care provider a temporary license when an emergency has been declared by certain entities. Effective July 1, 2022. Authored by Rep. Miller.
  • HB 3530 (2022): Directs OMMA to establish programs and provide funding to support county sheriff enforcement of medical marijuana laws and regulations. Effective July 1, 2022. Authored by Rep. D. Hardin and Sen. Weaver.
  • HB 3929 (2022): By Jan. 1, 2024, OMMA must promulgate rules to create a process validation program in which licensees may voluntarily participate. Effective immediately. Authored by Rep. Pfeiffer.
  • HB 3971 (2022): By Jan. 1, 2024, OMMA must create a “secret shopper” program by rule promulgation to purchase medical marijuana in dispensaries and send samples for testing. Effective Jan. 1, 2024. Authored by Rep. Burns.
  • HB 4056 (2022): Directs the OMMA's contract laboratory to provide recommendations for brands and models of equipment and standards to be used by testing laboratories. Effective immediately. Authored by Rep. Marti.
  • SB 1367 (2022): Enhances penalties for the unlawful diversion of medical marijuana products to someone not legally allowed to acquire or consume them. Effective Nov. 1, 2022. Authored by Sen. Paxton.
  • SB 1511 (2022): Imposes certain restrictions on the location of commercial grower operations. Effective immediately. Authored by Sen. Rosino and Rep. Pfeiffer.
  • SB 1543 (2022): Establishes the OMMA independent from OSDH. Effective Nov. 1, 2022. Authored by Sen. Treat.
  • SB 1704 (2022): Requires all employees of medical marijuana businesses to apply for a badge/credential beginning Jan. 1, 2024, and allows OMMA to contract with a third party to provide those services. Effective Nov. 1, 2022.
  • SB 1726 (2022): Includes commercial grow operations in restrictions on the establishment of medical marijuana business infrastructure near schools and includes technology centers. Effective immediately. Authored by Sen. Leewright.
  • SB 1737 (2022): Outdoor growers must register as a sensitive crop, and all commercial growers must post signage at the perimeter of the property. The sign must be at least 18 inches by 24 inches, have a standardized black font at least 2 inches tall on a white background, and include the business name, physical address of the licensed business, phone number of the licensed business and the OMMA business license number. Effective Nov. 1, 2022. Authored by Sen. Stephens.

For details on bills from legislative sessions before 2022, visit the Oklahoma Legislature's bill tracking website.


Media Contact

Porsha Riley
Public Information Officer
Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
Porsha.Riley@omma.ok.gov

Policy and Legislative Contact

Ashley Crall
Senior Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison
Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
Ashley.Crall@omma.ok.gov

Last Modified on Jan 30, 2023
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