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The Oklahoma Legislature will consider options to seed-to-sale tracking systems for marijuana businesses, said Tulsa marijuana licensing attorney Stephen Cale.

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) uses METRC for the state-wide seed-to-sale tracking system. Licensed Oklahoma medical marijuana businesses must use the state system.

Since mandatory implementation of the system, there have been legal and customer complaints about METRC. But Oklahoma marijuana businesses may soon have other choices.

State Rep. Scott Fetgatter (R-Okmulgee) and Sen. Cody Rogers (R-Tulsa) recently introduced bills that would offer licensed medical marijuana business alternatives to METRC, Cale said.

Under Fetgatter’s HB 1347, the OMMA would have 30 days to ask for tracking system proposals and select a winning bid. The OMMA would bare the costs of the system it chooses.

Additionally, if the OMMA selects a vendor whose system requires barcodes, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, or quick response (QR) codes, the OMMA must buy the equipment needed for businesses to use the system.

Also, before implementing the tracking system, the OMMA must provide training and training materials to licensed marijuana businesses. The OMMA would bare administrative costs related to that.

If passed into law, HB 1347 would be effective immediately.

On the other hand, Rogers’ SB 177 would require OMMA to provide three to five tracking system options for marijuana businesses. If passed into law, the measure would be effective Nov. 1st.

Tulsa marijuana license attorney Stephen Cale is the founder of Cale Law Office. He has been serving people with legal needs for 24 years.

Cale works with a number of marijuana-related organizations. He is a Legal Committee member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).

The Cale Law Office has helped numerous people acquire their commercial medical marijuana dispensary, processor, and grower licenses. If you want a marijuana business license, marijuana compliance auditing, or need legal representation in the Oklahoma marijuana industry, call the Cale Law Office at 918-771-7314. Your initial consultation is free. Or, contact us through the web.

We also represent licensed marijuana businesses in hearings before the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Control (OBNDD).