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US (OK): Seed-to-sale requirement suspended due to ongoing legal battle

The state of Oklahoma's contract with a Florida-based cannabis "seed-to-sale" tracking company could change after an Okmulgee County judge signed an order that temporarily stops enforcement of a requirement that businesses fully integrate with the platform.

A copy of the order, signed Thursday, states that the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority and Okmulgee-based processor Dr. Z Leaf agreed "in the interest of judicial economy" to halt a rule for 60 days that would have required businesses to use the services of Metrc. Before the OMMA announced an agreement had been reached Wednesday evening, businesses would have had to fully integrate their information into Metrc's platform by Friday.

The order comes about a week after Tulsa attorney Ron Durbin filed suit on behalf of Beau Zoellner, who operates Dr. Z Leaf in Okmulgee County. Durbin argued the OMMA wrongly gave Metrc a monopoly over the practice when it signed a contract with the organization last year, and said he has yet to find a legal requirement that businesses use a singular company to provide seed-to-sale tracking services.


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