Closer inspection of state’s marijuana industry in the works

OMMA plans to hire 40 additional inspectors by year’s end

The new head of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority is announcing some major changes in the roughly three-year-old industry, changes that she described as a “hard reset.”

Those changes include better product labeling, new licensing software that’s easier to use, better staffing at the agency’s call center, and at least 40 more compliance inspectors.

She freely admits they haven’t kept pace with the industry’s runaway growth.

“It was definitely hard for OMMA to keep up with all those inspections, so that’s why we’ll be staffing up, and it’s going to be great. We’re going to have enough people to go out to all 77 counties and inspect every single one,” Berry said.

They’ll also have new cease-and-desist authority where they can crack down on violators faster.

She says the OMMA will have the authority to do surprise inspections starting on November 1st, but she says they’ll still give marijuana businesses 24-hours notice for the first year or so, as they get accustomed to the changes.



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