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Video Transcribed: This is Danna Malone, paralegal to Medical Marijuana Attorney Isaiah Brydie, where we operate OK Cannabis Law Office. We help Oklahoma medical marijuana business. So if you have any problems, just give us a call. We’ll be glad to help.
Today, I’m going to do this video on transportation agency businesses. We get a lot of calls where people ask, they want to apply for a grower’s license and a transportation agency license. I have to explain to them what a transportation agency license is and 99% of the time, they’re wanting a transportation agent license.
So as you saw in my previous video regarding transportation agent licenses, those are for individuals who are employed with a medical marijuana business that are going to transport medical marijuana or medical marijuana products from their employer’s place of business to another type of business within the medical marijuana industry, say from a grow to a processor or a dispensary, or from a processor to a dispensary, something of that nature.
What a transportation agency is, is a business that basically does what a transportation agent does. Say that your employees have called in sick, or they’ve come down unfortunately with maybe COVID or something, the flu, pneumonia, or you have a turnover at that time, but you got to get your product delivered.
And so you could contact one of the transportation agencies and they will transport from your location to wherever it needs to go, that you have sold it to. Basically, they are a delivery service. They’re delivering your product to your customer.
The cost of the transportation agency business is almost identical. The licensing is almost identical to all the other business licenses. All of their employees that do transportation, must have a transportation agent license. Just so you know that, if you’re transporting, you must have a transportation agent license.
A lot of the owners, even though they’ve got the eight and a half by 11 transportation license, they are opting in to get the transportation agency license. It’s just much more convenient than carrying around a piece of paper that’s going to get damaged or lost or torn, something of that nature.
Me, I have a bad habit of spilling my pop on papers and I know a lot of people have a problem with spilling their coffee on their documents. With that being said, a lot of times the transportation agent license is far better than the eight and a half by 11.
Now, with that being said, you do not want to get caught transporting a product without your transportation license, whether it’s the eight and a half by 11 or the transportation agent license. Now the eight and a half by 11 that comes with your business license is only good for the owners.
Whoever is listed as owners on the license are the only ones that can use the eight and a half by 11 pieces of paper, but just whatever you do, do not transport product without having a transportation agent license or the owners having the eight and a half by 11 transportation license on them. I hope that cleared things up. If not, put it in the questions and comments, and I’ll be glad to answer them.