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OMMA is aware of an issue in the Thentia licensing portal which is hindering some commercial applications from moving past the Person of Interest page. This issue might impact some renewal and currently rejected applications.

 

We are working diligently with the licensing vendor to address the situation as quickly as possible. OMMA will work with any licensee affected by this issue to ensure minimal disruption to its operations. If you think you have been affected by this issue, please contact us at omma.ok.gov/contact.

About OMMA

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) is the regulatory agency for Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program.

Oklahoma voters authorized the state’s medical marijuana program in 2018 with State Question 788. SQ 788 created the state laws that started the industry. OMMA’s rules are based on those state laws, and subsequent amendments and new state laws passed by the Oklahoma Legislature. OMMA was part of the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) until Oct. 31, 2022, and became an independent state agency on Nov. 1, 2022, when SB 1543 (2022) took effect.

OMMA is responsible for processing commercial and patient license applications, providing customer service to licensees and applicants, facilitating the rulemaking process based on state statutes, enforcing our rules, investigating possible violations of medical marijuana laws and more.


Structure and Staff

OMMA’s Executive Director is the chief executive and administrative officer managing OMMA’s operations and staff. The Governor appoints, and the Oklahoma State Senate confirms, OMMA's Executive Director.

OMMA’s Executive Director is the chief executive and administrative officer managing OMMA’s operations and staff. The Governor appoints, and the Oklahoma State Senate confirms, OMMA's Executive Director.

Executive Director Adria Berry was appointed as the first Executive Director of the standalone Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority on Nov.1, 2022. She was confirmed by the state senate in May of 2023 after nearly two years of overseeing the program under the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Adria Berry is a licensed attorney in Oklahoma and Texas with extensive experience in government affairs and public policy. She was a member of Governor Stitt’s senior staff, serving Oklahomans as a policy advisor and counselor. During that time, she advised the Governor on cannabis policy, building on her previous experience working with cannabis businesses and attorneys as Vice President of Government Affairs for the State Chamber of Oklahoma.

In June 2023 Director Berry was elected to the national board of the Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA) — a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that convenes government officials involved in cannabis regulation across more than 40 states and U.S. territories.

Director Berry’s goal is to ensure consistent and equitable regulation of medical cannabis in Oklahoma.

Executive Director Adria Berry was appointed as the first Executive Director of the standalone Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority on Nov.1, 2022. She was confirmed by the state senate in May of 2023 after nearly two years of overseeing the program under the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Adria Berry is a licensed attorney in Oklahoma and Texas with extensive experience in government affairs and public policy. She was a member of Governor Stitt’s senior staff, serving Oklahomans as a policy advisor and counselor. During that time, she advised the Governor on cannabis policy, building on her previous experience working with cannabis businesses and attorneys as Vice President of Government Affairs for the State Chamber of Oklahoma.

In June 2023 Director Berry was elected to the national board of the Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA) — a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that convenes government officials involved in cannabis regulation across more than 40 states and U.S. territories.

Director Berry’s goal is to ensure consistent and equitable regulation of medical cannabis in Oklahoma.

The Executive Leadership Team includes a Director of Administration, Chief of Staff, Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Science Officer and Chief Communications Officer.


Funding and Budget

SQ 788 authorized a 7% excise tax on retail sales of medical marijuana and medical marijuana products – sales from dispensaries to patients. It also authorized the state government to collect license application fees and fines.

As of fiscal year 2024 (July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024), OMMA does not directly receive any revenue. Instead, the Legislature appropriates OMMA's funding annually:

  • A new state law -- SB 18X (2023) -- created two new funds under the Legislature's control. The Medical Marijuana Tax Fund receives medical marijuana excise tax revenue, which funds substance abuse programs and common education administered by other state agencies. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Fund receives OMMA’s fee and fine revenue, which funds OMMA’s budget. 
  • As part of HB 1004X (2023), the Legislature set OMMA's fiscal year 2024 budget at $37 million. Any excess money in the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Fund is appropriated at the Legislature’s discretion.

SQ 788 and other state laws defined OMMA's revenue and budget in previous fiscal years.

Retail medical marijuana sales are subject to state and local sales tax, too. The sales tax revenue goes to local governments, and other parts of the state government. OMMA does not receive sales tax money.

OMMA’s budget includes expenses on personnel, contracts, equipment, supplies and more. Contract expenses include licensing software and services from other state agencies.



Mission, Vision and Values

Mission: Promote public health and safety through regulation and enforcement of responsible medical cannabis practices by patients and commercial licensees.

Vision: A safe medical cannabis program that is appropriately regulated to support responsible industry growth and innovation.

Values: Consumer protection, integrity, collaboration, innovation, quality service.


Personally Identifiable Information

Personally Identifiable Information relating to state government websites of public bodies


Contact Us

Visit omma.ok.gov/contact to contact OMMA.


Last Modified on Jan 11, 2024
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