Do I need a Cannabis Retail License to Open?

Yes, a license is required for medical marijuana dispensaries. Voters approved Oklahoma State Question 88 in 2018 to legalize medical marijuana.

What are the Cannabis Regulatory Agencies?

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) is facilitated by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. OMMA oversees patient and physician databases. Licenses are issued for growers, processors, testing labs, transporters, and retailers (dispensaries).

How can I apply for a license in Oklahoma?

Visit the application website for more information. Oklahoma does have a residency requirement: at least 75% of ownership must be able to prove Oklahoma residency for the last two years minimum or five years of residency over 25 years.

How much does a dispensary license cost?

The fee to apply is $2,500 plus credit card processing fees. The entirety of costs is non-refundable— even if the application is denied.

Will I need to get local authorization to get a license?

Yes. As part of the application process, a Certificate of Compliance must be submitted. The Certificate of Compliance is basically a written approval from the local government where the business is located. All OMMA business applicants must include this form as part of their application process.

What are the customer age requirements for Oklahoma?

Medical Marijuana is available to Oklahoma residents 18 years and up with a valid medical license. There are exceptions for children under 18 with the proper documentation, though a parent or guardian must purchase for the child. For non-residents of Oklahoma, a temporary 30-day medical marijuana license is issued.

What time can I open and close my dispensary?

There is no regulation for operational hours, so some dispensaries choose to stay open for 24-hours.

Who do I report to for state compliance?

OMMA uses Metrc system for compliance reporting. All cannabis retailers and businesses are required to use Metrc reporting.

Are there daily purchase limits on cannabis?

Oklahoma State Question 88 allows for 3 ounces of flower on their person, 8 ounces at home, 6 mature plants, 6 seedlings, 1 ounce of concentrates, and 72 ounces of edibles. Local municipalities are able to set their own daily purchasing limits.

How do I keep my dispensary compliant?

Keeping your dispensary compliant starts with implementing a POS system that can automate state reporting. Keeping track of inventory, enforcing purchase limits, and making sure your customers are of legal age is imperative to maintaining compliance.

Can I start a delivery service in Oklahoma?

No, the Governor rejected a cannabis delivery bill in 2020.