Timeframe for Becoming Operational
Hello, this is Jesse Kovacs, an Oklahoma cannabis business lawyer with the OK Cannabis Law Office. Today we’re going to ask, after I’ve been issued my grower, processor, or dispensary license in Oklahoma, how long do I have to become operational?
Now the answer to that is, you have 180 days that will pass before OMMA does what is called their operational status visit. And that’s where someone from OMMA is going to come out and inspect your licensed premises to see if you can prove that you are operating or if you’re still working towards operational status.
If you’re not operating after that first 180 days, then what they are required to do is give you a 180 day grace period thereafter for you to finish becoming operational. So that’s 360 days that you are safe to begin your operations essentially.
Follow-Up Operational Status Visit
Now after those 360 days run out, you’re going to have another follow-up operational status visit. And this time it’s going to be up to the discretion of the OMMA inspector whether to grant you another 180 day grace period to become operational. They could decide not to and instead decide to move forward with revoking your license. It’s up to them and they have not promulgated any very clear standards about how they exercise that discretion.
So in order to be perfectly safe, try to become operational within the first 360 days, if not the first 180 days.
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