Yes. In Oklahoma, business entities or individuals seeking to distribute cannabis must obtain a distributor license known as Transporter License. As stipulated under the Oklahoma Administrative Code 310:681-3-1, Oklahoma marijuana growers, processors, dispensaries, as well as individual agents must obtain the transporter license along with their business licenses to transport marijuana and marijuana products in the state. A medical marijuana transporter license will be only issued to registered growers, processors, dispensers, and individuals as medical marijuana researchers are exempted from obtaining the license.
To obtain this license, applicants may apply to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA), a department of the Oklahoma State Department of Health. In addition, a marijuana transporter license holder is required to register with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control (OBNDD) after obtaining the distributor license.
Generally, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority is responsible for regulating and issuing licenses for the cultivation, manufacturing, testing, and distribution of marijuana and other marijuana products in the state.
In Oklahoma, the transporter license allows distributors to transport marijuana and marijuana products from one licensed marijuana establishment to another. Licensed transporters are allowed to transport marijuana between licensed facilities for cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and retail. Transported marijuana products must be properly processed, tested, packaged, sealed, and labeled. All marijuana or marijuana products must be transported in a locked container that is clearly labeled “Medical Marijuana or Derivative.” However, the Oklahoma Administrative Code 310:681-3-1 does not state whether distributors can transport marijuana or marijuana products to testing facilities.
Yes. Oklahoma operates a transport-only distribution license which enables holders to transport marijuana and its marijuana products between licensed establishments in the state. Furthermore, holders of the Oklahoma medical marijuana transporter license can transport marijuana for other licensed businesses in the state. A licensed individual or entity can transport medical marijuana on behalf of another licensed individual or entity across the state.
In addition to this transport-only license, Oklahoma also grants a transporter license to a successful applicant awarded medical marijuana grower, processor, laboratory, or dispensary license. This limited transporter license allows the holder to transport their medical marijuana and cannabis products they cultivate, manufacture, test, or sell.
Lastly, Oklahoma has a transporter agent license. This is a mandatory license for every officer, owner, employee, and agent of a licensed medical marijuana business engaged in the distribution of cannabis in the state. Therefore, anyone working for a commercial transporter with a transport-only distribution license or a grower, processor, testing laboratory, or dispensary with a transporter license must obtain a transporter agent license.
The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) issues medical marijuana transporter licenses among other marijuana licenses in the state. Licensed business entities, individuals, and other stakeholders involved in the distribution and transportation of medical marijuana may apply to the agency.
The Oklahoma Administrative Code 310:681 outlines the eligibility requirements, information, and documents needed by growers, processors, dispensers, and other individuals to obtain a medical marijuana transporter license:
The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority requires an applicant to provide proof of residency and identity. Residency can be established by providing any two of the following documents in digital or color copies:
An applicant must also provide any of the following as proof of identity:
If an applicant is a native American, a tribal identification card issued by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety must be provided. Non-citizens will provide an Affidavit of Lawful Presence Form and any acceptable proof of identity.
Interested persons or entities can apply for the Oklahoma medical marijuana transporter license via the online application portal provided by the OMMA. Applicants may also contact the OMMA for further inquiries on obtaining marijuana transporter license via phone calls, email, or mail at/to:
Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
P.O. Box 262266
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-2266
Phone: (405) 522-6662
Generally, the OMMA charges an application fee of $2,500 (plus $58.30 for credit card processing) for a medical marijuana standalone transporter license. However, it issues a transporter license automatically to successful applicants of its grower, processor, and dispensary licenses for no additional fee. A transporter agent license, on the other hand, costs $25 (plus $2.61 card processing fee). All of these Oklahoma transporter licenses are valid for one year and must be renewed annually for the same costs as the license fees.
No. The state marijuana law does not clarify if licensed cannabis transporters can obtain other cannabis licenses in the state. However, licensed medical marijuana growers, processors, laboratories, and dispensaries can obtain transporter licenses provided they fulfill the OMMA’s requirements.