US (OK): Over 7,000 MMJ business licenses have been approved in program's first year

More than 7,300 business licenses have already been issued by Oklahoma’s regulators during the first year of its medical cannabis program. Beyond that, 4,300 grower permits have also been approved. Beyond licenses for growers, processors, and dispensaries, the state now allows for a new license as a transporter.

New rules will form the future industry-standard compliance systems and this can truly shakeout the MMJ program of Oklahoma. For example, new medical cannabis companies have to know to prove that ¾ of the owners reside in Oklahoma. Other rules being rolled out in the next weeks and months will regulate the labeling, testing, waste management, and seed-to-sale tracking.

In the first year of the program, there have been 4,287 grower licenses, 1,173 processor licenses, and 1,848 dispensary licenses issued, according to the Medical Marijuana Authority.


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