US (OK): "Clock is ticking to comply with seed to sale regulatory policy"

The efforts to wrangle Oklahoma’s medical cannabis industry is continuing to move forward with the implementation of seed to sale, a tracking system officials said will help regulators quickly spot suspicious activity and eliminate black market distribution, while ensuring that the industry continues to grow properly.

“This was such a huge win for Oklahomans and all of our licensed businesses that work hard to ensure they’re in compliance,” said Adria Berry, who serves as Executive Director for the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA).

“Not having an inventory tracking system in place has without a doubt been the biggest hurdle to regulating the industry and enforcing our laws,” Berry said.

Oklahoma quickly adopted the designation as the largest medical cannabis market in the country, and quickly expanded once the state legalized medical cannabis back in 2018. The state boasts low barriers to entry, with one of the lowest costs of entry in the nation, according to the state’s Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT), an office that assists the Oklahoma House and Senate with data driven initiatives. 

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