Cannabis or marijuana still becomes controversies. However, researches have proven that the herbs can still bring medical benefits and the herbs have great values when these are cultivated properly under strict regulation. That is why Oklahoma gives access for the cannabis growers. Of course, it is not free access because there should be licenses that should be owned by the cannabis growers and related business so later they can have permission to grow and cultivate the herbs. The licenses and rules are organized and managed by the OMMA or Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. Based on the name of organization, it is already clear the cultivation of the marijuana is dedicated for the medical purposes.
Based on the OMMA, the growers of cannabis or marijuana will be involved and labeled as the medical marijuana business, so it will not be just regular commercial growers because there are still concerns regarding the abuse of marijuana. In the regulation made by the OMMA, growers with license can grow and cultivate the marijuana. However, they can only sell and transfer the marijuana to licensed processors. OMMA has already provided the lists of the processors and dispensaries to process the medical herbs so later it will be ready for the further production process. The growers cannot sell and transfer the harvest outside the licensed parties as stated by the OMMA.
Then, it is important to note that the license is not active for lifetime. OMMA has regulated that the grower license can only active for one year or twelve months. Of course, growers can apply for the license renewal before the due date of the license. The length of the license is organized by the OMMA to prevent problems that may occur and there will also be long process to get the license. One of the requirements is to have no criminal background. OMMA will check the criminal records and the applicants should also submit the criminal records released by the authority. This is to prevent potential abusive action that may occur in distributing and selling the marijuana. The background check is not only for the growers, but all staff involved in the business will pass through the verification process. The omma fence requirements will also state that the investors should be transparent. In other words, identity of investors should be made clear. Even, residency confirmation is part of the requirement to gain the license and permission. Related to the residency rules, it is stated that at least 75% of the ownership of the business should be owned by the Oklahoma residents. This is important aspect considered by OMMA to make sure that it is owned and governed by the people of Oklahoma so monitoring will be much easier.
Other than those requirements, there will also quality checks of the harvest and other requirements. These can be quite complicated to follow the whole processes. Some applicants may also have to be ready to get involved in the long procedures because it will take time until the license is approved by OMMA. Because of that, it is good to have free consultation before making the license application. In the end, it will have correlation with the legal aspects and it will be more helpful to have consultation with the lawyers and attorneys that fully understand about the grower licenses and the regulations.