Isaiah N. Brydie, Esq.
Commercial License Renewal for Medical Marijuana
Licenses issued to growers, processors and dispensaries of medical marijuana in Oklahoma must be renewed every year. It is the responsibility of the licensee to collect and submit the relevant documents in support of an application for renewal of a commercial marijuana license with sufficient time to obtain renewal before the license expires. Medical marijuana businesses must stop all operations immediately once a license expires.
The OMMA may require more information, additional documentation and even further background checks for renewal of an already-granted license. Don’t let time run out. Retain an Oklahoma medical marijuana compliance attorney to complete your renewal application in a timely manner.
New Requirements Can Be Added for Renewal
Emerging OMMA rules can impose additional new requirements on licensees for renewal of a license that were not imposed under the initial application. The effect can be that businesses that qualified for licensing previously may suddenly no longer be qualified under new requirements. Cannabis businesses can lose their license through denial of renewal.
The Oklahoma Residency Requirement
Thousands of businesses were established and licensed by the OMMA prior to the addition of the Oklahoma residency requirement for medical marijuana businesses. It has been reported in some places that businesses licensed before the requirement would not be held to that standard for license renewal and “grandfathered” in to compliance.
OMMA rules indicate the requirement that 75 percent of a business be owned by individuals who qualify as Oklahoma residents through two years of continuous residency or five years of residency in the prior twenty-five years only applies to new applicants. Applicants first licensed prior to the passage of the legislation mandating the new residency requirements must nonetheless prove current Oklahoma residency as part of renewal. Their proof of residency, however, does not have to meet the new standard of two continuous years or five years in the past 25 years.
Consult an Oklahoma Lawyer for License Renewal
OK Cannabis Law Office offers free initial consultations with medical marijuana lawyer. Don’t wait until it is too late to call for help on license renewal for a dispensary, grow license or processor license. Call an Oklahoma medical marijuana license renewal attorney at (918) 932-2879.