Isaiah N. Brydie, Esq.
OMMA Compliance for Medical Marijuana Businesses
The greatest challenge in lawful operation of a medical marijuana business in Oklahoma is compliance with rules promulgated under the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA). Every legal issue surrounding business formation, operation and regulatory compliance for any ordinary business becomes exponentially more complicated when it is crossed with OMMA rules and related regulations applied under Oklahoma statutes.
Medical marijuana businesses cannot operate without an OMMA license. Failure to obtain a license, renew a license or suspension of a license due to failure to meet OMMA requirements will destroy a business. It would be reckless to try to manage compliance with the myriad and fast-changing regulatory requirements in Oklahoma without a legal expert with the stakes so high.
What Does an OMMA Compliance Lawyer Do?
An Oklahoma medical marijuana lawyer focusing on OMMA compliance can help your business with any number of matters, including:
- Dispensary Licensing
- Grower Licensing
- Processor Licensing
- Transport Licensing
- Agent Licensing
- Educational Licensing
- License Renewals
- Compliance Audits
- Certificate of Compliance
When Should a Lawyer Be Consulted on OMMA Compliance?
The short answer is “right now.” Consult an expert before you apply for a license, after you apply, before you seek to renew and long before you face a revocation hearing. If you are expanding the business you will want to consider OMMA compliance as well. New business agreements will usually be impacted by OMMA compliance too.
There are regulations on matters as granular as the height and design of security fences protecting medical marijuana businesses! Would you have guessed you may need a medical marijuana lawyer to advise you how to build a fence? It’s our job to know the details and to let you stay focused on business matters rather than tied up with legal compliance.