Cleveland County Cannabis – Is It Legal & Where To Buy 2024

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Is Cannabis Cultivation Legal in Cleveland County?

Medical marijuana may be cultivated by commercial growers and by medical marijuana patient license holders or caregivers in Cleveland County. Following state laws, the adult use of marijuana is still prohibited in the county including its cultivation, manufacture, and retail. Pursuant to House Bill 2612, commercial growers are licensed by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) to grow, prepare, and package medical marijuana and transfer these to dispensaries, processors, other commercial growers, research facilities, education facilities, and pesticide manufacturers. As of January 2022, Cleveland County has 398 licensed growers located in different cities.

Medical marijuana patient license holders and caregivers are allowed to grow six mature plants and six immature plants at any given time. This may only be done on the license holder’s real property or another real property with the owner’s written authorization permitting the cultivation of marijuana. While outdoor cultivation is not prohibited by law, growers must ensure that plants are not visible to a person standing on a street adjacent to the property. Security measures must be taken to prevent unauthorized access to the property where marijuana is cultivated. Extraction equipment and processes involving butane, propane, carbon dioxide, or other hazardous material are prohibited from being used in residential properties.

Is Cannabis Manufacturing Legal in Cleveland County?

Yes. As of June 2022, 83 licensed medical marijuana processors are located throughout Cleveland County. Processors are allowed by the state to produce, manufacture, extract, process, and package concentrates, medical marijuana-infused products, and other products as described in House Bill 2612. These businesses may sell their products to licensed dispensaries and other licensed processors. For a price, licensed processors may also turn marijuana into a concentrated form for a patient license holder.

Processors must comply with the packaging and labeling requirements set by OMMA. For medical marijuana plants and products sold or transported between licensed growers and/or processors, the following minimum information is required:

  • Name and license number of the grower or processor.

  • Batch number of the medical marijuana or medical marijuana product.

  • Harvest or production date.

  • A declaration that the medical marijuana or products have passed or failed the testing and are being sent to a processor for remediation.

Growers and processors are required to preserve medical marijuana and medical marijuana products by storing these in a way that prevents microbiological and physical deterioration as well as contamination. All packages and labels must not be attractive to children and containers should be child-resistant.

Is Cannabis Retail Legal in Cleveland County?

Cleveland County has 159 licensed dispensaries as of June 2022. House Bill 2612 allows these dispensaries to purchase medical marijuana and medical marijuana products from licensed growers or processors, sell these to patients and caregivers, or sell and transport these to other licensed dispensaries.

Flowers, edibles, concentrates, vape pens, and accessories may be purchased by licensed patients or caregivers. According to OMMA, licensed patients may only possess at one time up to 3 ounces of medical marijuana, 6 mature plants, 6 seedling plants, 1 ounce of concentrated marijuana, 8 ounces of marijuana in the residence, 72 ounces of edible marijuana, and 72 ounces of topical marijuana.

Is Cannabis Delivery Legal in Cleveland County?

Medical marijuana transporters are licensed by OMMA to transport medical marijuana and medical marijuana products between licensed commercial growers, processors, dispensaries, and laboratories. However, cannabis delivery by marijuana businesses to medical marijuana cardholders is not legal in Cleveland County. Only the delivery of medical marijuana and products by authorized caregivers to patients may be allowed following state laws.

How to Get Medical Marijuana Card in Cleveland County

Cleveland County residents aged 18 or older may apply for a medical marijuana card or license online. A valid proof of identity, proof of residency, an acceptable photo, an application fee, and a recommendation form from an authorized physician will be asked during the application. Additional requirements will be asked from minor applicants and authorized caregivers.

Oklahoma does not have specific medical conditions for patients to qualify in the application process. The decision is given to the authorized physician if a recommendation will be given for the patient to use medical marijuana.

All applications will be processed within 14 business days. Patients with approved applications may expect to receive their medical marijuana card by mail. For further assistance, OMMA may be reached at:

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority

PO Box 262266

Oklahoma City, OK 73126-2266

Telephone: (405) 522-6662

How Has Cannabis Legalization Impacted the Economy of Cleveland County?

Cleveland County has seen an increased number of licensed medical marijuana businesses since 2018. As of December 2022, the state has 11,487 licensed businesses and 387,199 licensed patients and caregivers.

An additional 0.125% sales tax on top of the 7% state excise tax is imposed by Cleveland County on retail medical marijuana. Based on the December 2022 report by OMMA, state and local sales tax for the Fiscal Year 2022 grew to $77,650,906 from $53,982,833 in the Fiscal Year 2020. Revenue generated by Cleveland County alone was reported at $474,734.84 in December 2022.

The Effects of Cannabis Legalization on Crime Rates in Cleveland County

Medical marijuana became legal in Cleveland County when the State of Oklahoma legalized its use in 2018. According to the available report of Cleveland County Sheriff's Office on the FBI Crime Data Explorer, marijuana possession offenses in the county have decreased since its legalization – from 24 arrests in 2016 to eight in 2021. However, arrests for marijuana drug sale offenses increased from one in 2016 to three in 2021.

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