Video Transcribed: What is the difference between medical marijuana businesses and adult-use marijuana businesses? I am medical marijuana attorney Ope Adegbuyi. There are three main differences that we can see.
The first one is the governing rule or the governing statute. For the medical marijuana businesses, it’s Title 63, Section 427 that governs that side. And then if State Question 820 is passed, the governing rule will be Title 63, Section 431 to 446. And so they both have their own governing laws.
The second main difference would be the processing requirements and all the other requirements included in running a marijuana business. Right now we have our security processes, we have metric, we have background check, proof of residency requirements. So we have those requirements from OMMA. We know that our requirements for the adult-use businesses will be different. However, we don’t know what they would be, because right now the OMMA hasn’t done any regulations on that until the 820 is approved and is effective. However, the OMMA would have only 90 days from the effective date of 820 to prescribe any rules and laws that they would like to govern the adult-use businesses and adult-use marijuana in general.
The third difference, which I think is the biggest difference, is the consumer. Medical marijuana businesses can only sell and distribute to other medical marijuana businesses or licensed patients. Now the adult-use businesses can be distributed to or sold or manufactured by adult-use business licenses and also can be sold to adult users of at least age 21. And so there’s no licensing requirements. The only thing that an adult-use business would need from a person would be their identification card that shows their age. For more information you can contact me at oklahomamedicalmarijuana.attorney