Determining Employees under the Oklahoma Credential System
Hello, this is Oklahoma cannabis business attorney Jesse Kovach and today we’re going to talk about what constitutes an employee for purposes of the credential system that’s going to go into place starting on January 1st, 2024.
Now, generally speaking for growers, processors, and dispensaries, an employee is basically going to be anybody who interacts with the product. So we’re talking about anybody who grows, harvests, dries, cures, purchases, sells, transfers, transports, processes, produces, manufactures, creates, or packages medical marijuana, medical marijuana products, or medical marijuana waste.
Now, one thing that all commercial licensees should keep in mind is that the person that you have in charge of entering, tracking the inventory, your inventory tracking administrator, or any other employees that are in charge of that, are going to be considered employees under this rule.
Now, for education and research facilities, anybody who samples, trains, or educates on behalf of the licensee will be considered an employee. For waste disposal licenses, it’s anybody who disposes or transports the product. And for transporters, it’s anybody who transports, stores, or distributes without taking ownership of the product.
Stay Ahead of the Curve
Finally, there is a catch-all provision that basically says that anybody who conducts any additional business for the benefit of the commercial licensee will be considered an employee under these provisions. These provisions don’t go into place until January 1st, 2024, but it’s always good to be ahead of the curve on new regulations coming into place.
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