Sat. Mar 25th, 2023

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The shelves at Preme Cannabis Corporation do not have the choice they made use of to.

It really is not that James Walker, owner of Preme Cannabis Co., hasn’t wanted to invest in the solution, it really is that he hasn’t been permitted to considering that January.

“Anything has to be accomplished. I imply, we cannot preserve the doors open like this,” Walker mentioned.

He has been in the health-related marijuana organization for 3 years.

Walker mentioned till lately, folks could apply to renew their license just before it expired and could preserve shopping for the solution whilst the Oklahoma Healthcare Marijuana Authority did the paperwork for the new license, a method that can take months.

Now, that method has changed.

“Metrc does not enable the dispensaries or the growers to sell unless their license is active,” Walker mentioned.

Metrc is a organization contracted by the state to preserve track of transactions in the marijuana sector for the OMMA.

“So it is OMMA’s concern with the license, and then Metrc just cutting folks of willy nilly when they select to, so there’s not, there’s no communication amongst OMMA and Metrc on how they will need to deal with these scenarios,” mentioned lawyer Ronald Durbin II.

Lawyer Durbin is familiar with the sector.

“The dilemma is, let’s say you have a renewal that is due suitable now and I submit the renewal. Nicely, the minute that my license time expires, let’s say it expires in ten days, I’m nonetheless great bring about my renewal’s in. But what OMMA is going to show is that your license is expired till they in fact approve your renewal. That could be 30, 45, 90 days, and till then, Metrc sees you as inactive on OMMA program and stops you from becoming capable to make use of the program,” Durbin mentioned.

For Walker, this adjust has brought on a lot more anxiety for him.

News Channel eight requested an interview with the OMMA.

“We’re unable to fulfill your interview request relating to this inquiry….OMMA is conscious that some license holders may possibly be experiencing troubles,” mentioned OMMA in response.

Tulsa City Councilor Grant Miller has a license for industrial increasing and weighed in on the concern.

“What we will need to do is organize and head down to the capitol. I’m in touch with a lot of cannabis companies in town, they all have difficulties with it. From the troubles you are speaking about, becoming locked out of the program, to even just uncomplicated common operating procedures like how to make a sample for the labs so that we can go get testing. If you do not do that appropriately they will lock you out,” Miller mentioned.

Meanwhile, at Preme, Walker waited more than 60 days for his license to be renewed and does not know when it will.

“I renewed, I paid my dollars, and this is what I get,” he mentioned.

If your health-related marijuana organization is dealing with a equivalent scenario, let me know by emailing

By Editor

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