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Commercial Licenses

IMPORTANT:

If you are RENEWING a commercial license, you must first correctly log in to our new licensing portal to ensure your new online account is linked to your current license. Go to our Licensing Portal page for information on how to do it. Contact us if you have questions. If you already set up your new online account, see below or log in to start your renewal.


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Updates

  • Moratorium Begins Aug. 26: A new state law, passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor, implements a moratorium on new grower, processor and dispensary licenses beginning 12:01 a.m. Aug. 26, 2022. The moratorium will last up to two years. Current licensees will still be able to apply for renewal of their existing licenses.
  • Renewal Applications: Businesses should submit their renewal application between 1 and 60 days before the license expires. As long as the renewal application is submitted on time, the existing license will remain valid while the renewal application is being processed. If a business submits a renewal application on or after the date of expiration, they will be assessed a $500 fee. Licenses are permanently expired if the licensee doesn’t submit a renewal application within 90 days of the license expiration date.
  • New Legislation: The Oklahoma Legislature's 2022 regular session ended in May. Below is a summary of new state laws passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor that have effects within the next year on the commrcial licensing process, and/or current licensees. Find more details on the legislative process on our Legislative Updates page, which will be updated before and during every annual legislative session.
    • HB 2179: Creates a tiered commercial grower fee structure based on size and type of facility — annual fees would range from the current $2,500 to more than $50,000. Under the terms of the bill, processor license fees will be determined by volume and range from $2,500 to $40,000. Dispensaries will pay $2,500 to $10,000, based on annual sales. Testing laboratories will pay a flat $20,000. Effective June 1, 2023.
    • HB 3019: Adjusts packaging standards to allow clear packaging for edibles but requires opaque exit packaging for carrying out of the dispensary. Effective Nov. 1, 2022.
    • HB 3208: Places a moratorium on new business licenses between Aug. 26, 2022, and Aug. 1, 2024. Current grower, dispensary and processor licenses are not included in the moratorium. OMMA will accept new grower, dispensary and processor applications through 12:01 a.m. Aug. 26, 2022. 
    • HB 4056: After receiving recommendations from QA lab and a committee of licensed labs, OMMA must promulgate rules by Jan. 1, 2024, that set out required equipment and standards to be used by all licensed labs.
    • SB 1367: Enhances penalties for the unlawful diversion of medical marijuana products to someone not legally allowed to acquire or consume them. Effective Nov. 1, 2022.
    • SB 1511: Prohibits commercial grow operations within 1,000 feet of a school. The legislation makes an exception for established businesses. SB 1511 is already in effect — it was effective immediately when Gov. Kevin Stitt signed it in March.
    • SB 1543: Establishes OMMA as an independent state agency separate from the state Department of Health. Effective Nov. 1, 2022. Read more in our news release.
    • SB 1726: Adds technology centers primarily used for classroom instruction to the list of school buildings that dispensaries and grows must be at least 1,000 feet away from. Effective immediately.
    • SB 1737: Outdoor growers must register as a sensitive crop, and all commercial growers must post signage at the perimeter of the property with specific information. Effective Nov. 1, 2022.

Forms and Resources


Growers

NOTE: A moratorium began Aug. 26, 2022, for new dispensary, grower and processor licenses. HB 3208, passed by the Oklahoma Legislature and signed by the Governor, put the moratorium in place. The moratorium does not affect current licensees, who can apply for renewal.

A medical marijuana grower license allows a business to legally grow marijuana for medical purposes in Oklahoma. Licensed growers can only sell to licensed processors, dispensaries and other growers.

Grower licenses are in the form of a license certificate. Licensed growers must comply with Title 63 O.S. § 420 et seq. and the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 442:10. Licenses are valid for one year.

Licenses are available for Oklahoma residents who are at least 25 years old. Applicants must provide documents establishing the applicant; and the members, managers, and board members, if applicable; and 75% of the commercial applicant's ownership interests are Oklahoma residents as required in the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, 63 O.S. § 427.1 et seq.

Owners and officers must pass a background check. Growers must ensure their property line is not within 1,000 feet of the property line of a public or private school.

A transporter license is issued simultaneously with approved grower licenses. The transporter license allows the licensee, through its licensed transporter agents, to transport their own medical marijuana and medical marijuana products to another licensed business. Anyone driving a transportation vehicle must have a transporter license and transporter agent license identification card.

The nonrefundable application fee is $2,500.

OMMA processes commercial license applications within 90 business days.

Other restrictions and requirements apply. See the Commercial Application Checklist, our FAQs and our rules for more information.


Dispensaries

NOTE: A moratorium started Aug. 26, 2022, for new dispensary, grower and processor licenses. HB 3208, passed by the Oklahoma Legislature and signed by the Governor, put the moratorium in place. The moratorium does not affect current licensees, who can apply for renewal.

A medical marijuana dispensary license allows a business to legally sell medical marijuana and medical marijuana products, including mature plants and seedlings. Licensed dispensaries can only sell to other licensed dispensaries or patient license holders, caregiver license holders, research license holders, and the parent or legal guardian named on a minor patient’s license.

Dispensary licenses are in the form of a license certificate. Licensed dispensaries must comply with Title 63 O.S. § 420 et seq. and the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 442:10. Licenses are valid for one year.

Licenses are available for Oklahoma residents who are at least 25 years old. Applicants must provide documents establishing the applicant; and the members, managers, and board members, if applicable; and 75% of the commercial applicant's ownership interests are Oklahoma residents as required in the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, 63 O.S. § 427.1 et seq.

Owners and officers must pass a background check. Dispensaries must provide proof the nearest perimeter wall is not within 1,000 feet of the property line for any public or private school.

A transporter license is issued simultaneously with approved dispensary licenses. The transporter license allows the licensee, through its licensed transporter agents, to transport their own medical marijuana and medical marijuana products to another licensed business. Anyone driving a transportation vehicle must have a transporter license and transporter agent license identification card.

The nonrefundable application fee is $2,500.

OMMA processes commercial license applications within 90 business days.

Other restrictions and requirements apply. See the Commercial Application Checklist, our FAQs and our rules for more information.


Processors

NOTE: A moratorium started Aug. 26, 2022, for new dispensary, grower and processor licenses. HB 3208, passed by the Oklahoma Legislature and signed by the Governor, put the moratorium in place. The moratorium does not affect current licensees, who can apply for renewal.

A medical marijuana processor license allows a business to legally process marijuana for medical purposes in Oklahoma. Licensed processors can sell to licensed dispensaries and other licensed processors. Licensed processors may also process marijuana into a concentrated form for a patient license holder for a fee. 

Processors will receive either a hazardous processor license or a non-hazardous processor license based on the type of chemicals the processor will be used in the extraction process in accordance with OMMA rules

Processor licenses are in the form of a license certificate. Licensed processors must comply with Title 63 O.S. § 420 et seq. and the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 442:10. Licenses are valid for one year.

Licenses are available for Oklahoma residents who are at least 25 years old. Applicants must provide documents establishing the applicant; and the members, managers, and board members, if applicable; and 75% of the commercial applicant's ownership interests are Oklahoma residents as required in the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, 63 O.S. § 427.1 et seq.

A commercial transporter license is issued simultaneously with approved processor licenses. The transporter license allows the licensee, through their licensed transporter agents, to transport their own medical marijuana products to another licensed business. Anyone driving a transportation vehicle must have a transporter license and transporter agent license identification card.

Owners and officers must pass a background check.

The nonrefundable application fee is $2,500.

OMMA processes commercial license applications within 90 business days.

Other restrictions and requirements apply. See the Commercial Application Checklist, our FAQs and our rules for more information.


Transporters

A medical marijuana commercial transporter license is a standalone license allowing the licensee, through its licensed transporter agents, to transport medical marijuana and medical marijuana products between other licensed businesses.

Transporter licensees may not grow, process or sell their own medical marijuana – only transport other licensed businesses’ products.

Applicants must provide documents establishing the applicant; and the members, managers, and board members, if applicable; and 75% of the commercial applicant's ownership interests are Oklahoma residents as required in the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, 63 O.S. § 427.1 et seq.

Licensed commercial transporters must comply with Title 63 O.S. § 420 et seq. and the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 442:10. Licenses are valid for one year.

The nonrefundable application fee is $2,500.

OMMA processes commercial license applications within 90 business days.

Other restrictions and requirements apply. See the Commercial Application Checklist, our FAQs and our rules for more information.


Laboratories

A testing laboratory license allows a laboratory testing facility to analyze harvested and processed medical-use marijuana for the presence of harmful contaminants. Licensed labs may charge fees to other commercial licensees for compliance testing.

As a condition of licensure, all applicants must show documentation of accreditation to ISO 17025 standards by an accreditation body like the ANSI/ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation (PJLA), International Accreditation Service (IAS), or COLA.

Laboratories will only be permitted to report test results generated in their laboratory from methods for which they possess accreditation.

Licenses are available for Oklahoma residents who are at least 25 years old. All members, managers and board members of entity applicants must be Oklahoma residents, and entities must have at least 75% ownership by an Oklahoma resident.

Owners and officers must pass a background check.

Licensed laboratories must comply with Title 63 O.S. § 420 et seq. and the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 442:10. Licenses are valid for one year.

The nonrefundable application fee is $2,500.

OMMA processes commercial license applications within 90 business days.

Other restrictions and requirements apply. See the Commercial Application Checklist, our FAQs and our rules for more information.


Waste Disposal Facilities

A medical marijuana waste disposal facility license authorizes the licensee to dispose of medical marijuana. The waste disposal facility license also authorizes licensees to transport medical marijuana waste.

Once licenses are granted, licensed entities may apply for waste disposal facility permits for additional locations.

A submitted application does NOT guarantee a license will be granted, even if the applicant meets the minimum requirements.

To be eligible for a waste disposal facility license, applicants MUST have a current permit from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. Applicants must also meet all the minimum requirements listed below to be considered.

Owners and officers must pass a background check. Waste facilities must provide proof the nearest perimeter wall is not within 1,000 feet of the property line for any public or private school.

Licensed waste facilities must comply with Title 63 O.S. § 420 et seq. and the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 442:10. Licenses are valid for one year.

The non-refundable application fee is $5,000.

Other restrictions and requirements apply. See the Commercial Application Checklist, our FAQs and our rules for more information.


Research Licenses

A research facility license authorizes the licensee to grow, cultivate, possess, and transfer to other licensed research facilities and licensed testing laboratories, by sale or donation, marijuana for the limited research purposes approved in the application. Other important things to note:

  • Every applicant must supply a project description in the application.
  • Biomedical and clinical regulations subject to federal regulations and institutional oversight are NOT subject to OMMA licensure or regulations.
  • Research facility applicants, if a private business, must supply information on ownership.
  • Research facility applicants who are using public funds or working with public institutions must provide information and documentation of their involvement and meet additional criteria.

Owners and officers must pass a background check.

Other restrictions and requirements apply. See the Commercial Application Checklist, our FAQs and our rules for more information on requirements.

Licensed researchers must comply with Title 63 O.S. § 420 et seq. and the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 442:10. Licenses are valid for one year.

The nonrefundable application fee is $500.

OMMA processes commercial license applications within 90 business days.


Education Licenses

An education facility license authorizes the licensee to provide training and education to people involving the cultivation, growing, harvesting, curing, preparing, packaging or testing of medical marijuana, or the production, manufacture, extraction, processing, packaging or creation of medical-marijuana-infused products or medical marijuana products for the limited education and research purposes approved in the application. Education facility licensees are authorized to transfer, by sale or donation, medical marijuana grown within its operation to licensed research licensees, and to transfer to licensed testing laboratories.

  • Every applicant must supply a project description in the application.
  • Biomedical and clinical regulations subject to federal regulations and institutional oversight are NOT subject to OMMA licensure or regulations.
  • By law, education facility applicants MUST be a non-profit and are required to provide non-profit registration with the application.
  • Education facility applicants who are using public funds or working with public institutions must provide information and documentation of their involvement and meet additional criteria.

Owners and officers must pass a background check.

Other restrictions and requirements apply. See the Commercial Application Checklist, our FAQs and our rules for more information on requirements.

Licensed educators must comply with Title 63 O.S. § 420 et seq. and the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 442:10. Licenses are valid for one year.

The nonrefundable application fee is $500.

OMMA processes commercial license applications within 90 business days.


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Application Fees

License Type Application Fee Credit Card Processing Fee Total
Grower, processor, dispensary, testing laboratory, commercial transporter $2,500 $58.30 $2,558.30
Transporter agent $25 $2.61 $27.61
Changes to business name, ownership, location or person of interest $500 $13.30 $513.30
Waste facility $5,000 $114.55 $5,114.55
Research and education $500 $13.30 $513.30
Late renewal application fee $500 $13.30 $513.30

FAQs

Grower FAQs

HB 3208, passed by the Oklahoma Legislature and signed by the Governor, put a moratorium in place on new grower licenses beginning Aug. 26, 2022. The moratorium lasts until Aug. 1, 2024, or earlier under certain conditions. Requirements for ownership remain the same for anyone renewing a grower license, and for new owners of a license during a transfer of license ownership.
 
  • Applicants must be 25 or older.
  • Individual applicants must be Oklahoma residents.
  • Members, managers, and board members of entity applicants must all be Oklahoma residents.
  • Entities must show that at least 75% ownership held by an Oklahoma resident
  • All owners and officers must provide a background check; nonviolent felony convictions in the last two years and any other felony conviction in the last five years for any owner will disqualify the applicant.
  • Unless the business entity is a sole proprietorship or general partnership, the applying entity must submit a copy of the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s certificate of good standing document. For more information, visit the Secretary of State website.
  • Applicants must supply a Certificate of Compliance for their business location.
  • Applicants must provide proof that the nearest perimeter wall is not within 1,000 feet of the property line for any public or private school.
  • Proof of identity can be established by providing a digital, color copy of one of the following unexpired, valid documents:
    • Oklahoma driver’s license (front)
    • Oklahoma identification card (front)
    • U.S. passport or other photo identification issued by the U.S. government
    • Tribal identification card approved for identification purposes by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety:            
      • U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs identification card or Oklahoma tribal photo identification cards: Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache of Oklahoma, Absentee Shawnee, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Choctaw, Delaware, Caddo Nation of Oklahoma issued on or after Jan. 8, 2008.
  • Oklahoma residency can be established by providing a digital, color copy of a combination of the following documents that provide proof of Oklahoma residency for the duration of the 2 or 5 years:
    • Oklahoma driver’s license (front)
    • Oklahoma identification card (front)
    • Utility bills, excluding cellular telephone and internet bills
    • A residential property deed to property in the State of Oklahoma
    • A current rental agreement for residential property located in the State of Oklahoma
    • State of Oklahoma tax returns
    • Other documentation deemed sufficient by OMMA
  • Each owner will need to supply an Affidavit of Lawful Presence Form and supporting documentation if they are not a U.S. citizen.

Yes, separate licenses are required for each location. A separate application and non-refundable application fee for each location is required. You also will need to submit a separate application and non-refundable application fee for each license type (processor, grower, dispensary, etc.).

You may use the same background check for multiple license applications as long as the background check was completed within 30 days of the application submission date.

Licenses are valid for one year from the date issued, unless the license is revoked by OMMA. Licensees may begin the renewal process 60 days before the license expires. As long as you submit a renewal application before the license expires, the license will remain active while OMMA reviews the application. If a commercial licensee wishes to renew their business license after the expiration date, they have up to 90 days to do so, but will be assessed a $500 fee.

HB 3208, passed by the Oklahoma Legislature and signed by the Governor, put a moratorium in place on new grower licenses beginning Aug. 26, 2022. The moratorium lasts until Aug. 1, 2024, or earlier under certain conditions. Requirements for ownership remain the same for anyone renewing a grower license, and for new owners of a license during a transfer of license ownership.

Visit the grower section of our commercial license page for details on applying for a grower license.

Review our Commercial Application Checklist to see what documentation you need before submitting a grower license application.

Yes, background checks are required for all owners and officers. Please review the instructions on our Commercial License Background Check Information sheet before submitting an application. The applicant is responsible for all costs associated with the background checks.

The grower license application fee is $2,500. Application fees will be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit card. An additional credit card processing fee will be added to the transaction. These application and processing fees are non-refundable. The payment will not be refunded for applications not approved.

If you have a trade name/Doing Business As (DBA) that is different than your entity name, it must be listed on your application. For example, you cannot have a license under the name “Legal MMJ Co” and have a storefront sign that ID’s your business as “MMJ Plus.”

If you are not in the application process but do not have your trade name/DBA on file, you can update it through your business’s licensing portal.

Your physical address needs to match the one that OMMA has on file for your location. Your license is tied to this location.

OMMA-licensed growers can sell to licensed processors, dispensaries or other licensed growers

Notify OMMA by contacting us as soon as you realize product is unaccounted for because of a natural disaster. Please provide the business name, license number and details about the missing product, including Metrc RFID tag numbers if known.

Go to our Change of Ownership page for details.


Dispensary FAQs

HB 3208, passed by the Oklahoma Legislature and signed by the Governor, put a moratorium in place on new dispensary licenses beginning Aug. 26, 2022. The moratorium lasts until Aug. 1, 2024, or earlier under certain conditions. Requirements for ownership remain the same for anyone renewing a grower license, and for new owners of a license during a transfer of license ownership.
 
  • Applicants must be 25 or older.
  • Individual applicants must be Oklahoma residents.
  • Members, managers, and board members of entity applicants must all be Oklahoma residents.
  • Entities must show that at least 75% ownership held by an Oklahoma resident
  • All owners and officers must provide a background check; nonviolent felony convictions in the last two years and any other felony conviction in the last five years for any owner will disqualify the applicant.
  • Unless the business entity is a sole proprietorship or general partnership, the applying entity must submit a copy of the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s certificate of good standing document. For more information, visit the Secretary of State website.
  • Applicants must supply a Certificate of Compliance for their business location.
  • Applicants must provide proof that the nearest perimeter wall is not within 1,000 feet of the property line for any public or private school.
  • Proof of identity can be established by providing a digital, color copy of one of the following unexpired, valid documents:
    • Oklahoma driver’s license (front)
    • Oklahoma identification card (front)
    • U.S. passport or other photo identification issued by the U.S. government
    • Tribal identification card approved for identification purposes by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety:            
      • U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs identification card or Oklahoma tribal photo identification cards: Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache of Oklahoma, Absentee Shawnee, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Choctaw, Delaware, Caddo Nation of Oklahoma issued on or after Jan. 8, 2008.
  • Oklahoma residency can be established by providing a digital, color copy of a combination of the following documents that provide proof of Oklahoma residency for the duration of the 2 or 5 years:
    • Oklahoma driver’s license (front)
    • Oklahoma identification card (front)
    • Utility bills, excluding cellular telephone and internet bills
    • A residential property deed to property in the State of Oklahoma
    • A current rental agreement for residential property located in the State of Oklahoma
    • State of Oklahoma tax returns
    • Other documentation deemed sufficient by OMMA
  • Each owner will need to supply an Affidavit of Lawful Presence Form and supporting documentation if they are not a U.S. citizen.

Yes, separate licenses are required for each location. A separate application and non-refundable application fee for each location is required. You also will need to submit a separate application and non-refundable application fee for each license type (processor, grower, dispensary, etc.).

You may use the same background check for multiple license applications as long as the background check was completed within 30 days of the application submission date.

Licenses are valid for one year from the date issued, unless the license is revoked by OMMA. Licensees may begin the renewal process 60 days before the license expires. As long as you submit a renewal application before the license expires, the license will remain active while OMMA reviews the application.

HB 3208, passed by the Oklahoma Legislature and signed by the Governor, put a moratorium in place on new dispensary licenses beginning Aug. 26, 2022. The moratorium lasts until Aug. 1, 2024, or earlier under certain conditions. Requirements for ownership remain the same for anyone renewing a grower license, and for new owners of a license during a transfer of license ownership.

Visit the dispensary section of our commercial license page for details on applying for a dispensary license.

Review our Commercial Application Checklist to see what documentation you need before submitting a dispensary license application.

Yes, background checks are required for all owners and officers. Please review the instructions on our Commercial License Background Check Information sheet before submitting an application. The applicant is responsible for all costs associated with the background checks.

The dispensary license application fee is $2,500. Application fees will be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit card. An additional credit card processing fee will be added to the transaction. These application and processing fees are non-refundable. The payment will not be refunded for applications not approved.

If you have a trade name/Doing Business As (DBA) that is different than your entity name, it must be listed on your application. For example, you cannot have a license under the name “Legal MMJ Co” and have a storefront sign that ID’s your business as “MMJ Plus.”

If you are not in the application process but do not have your trade name/DBA on file, you can update it through your business’s licensing portal.

Your physical address needs to match the one that OMMA has on file for your location. Your license is tied to this location.

OMMA-licensed dispensaries can sell product to licensed dispensaries and patients/caregivers. This is the only license type permitted to sell medical marijuana or medical marijuana products to licensed patients and caregivers.

Yes – for example, a dispensary can use flower, shake or trim to make pre-rolls (up to 1 gram in net weight). But as with all medical marijuana and medical marijuana products, anything a dispensary sells must comply with OMMA’s testing guidelines. Using the same pre-roll example, a dispensary making pre-rolls out of a single harvest batch that has already been tested would not need further compliance testing on the pre-rolls. But if a dispensary makes pre-rolls out of multiple harvest batches, the pre-rolls need a new compliance test before sale.

Notify OMMA by contacting us as soon as you realize product is unaccounted for because of a natural disaster. Please provide the business name, license number and details about the missing product, including Metrc RFID tag numbers if known.

Go to our Change of Ownership page for details.


Processor FAQs

HB 3208, passed by the Oklahoma Legislature and signed by the Governor, put a moratorium in place on new processor licenses beginning Aug. 26, 2022. The moratorium lasts until Aug. 1, 2024, or earlier under certain conditions. Requirements for ownership remain the same for anyone renewing a grower license, and for new owners of a license during a transfer of license ownership.
 
  • Applicants must be 25 or older.
  • Individual applicants must be Oklahoma residents.
  • Members, managers, and board members of entity applicants must all be Oklahoma residents.
  • Entities must show that at least 75% ownership held by an Oklahoma resident
  • All owners and officers must provide a background check; nonviolent felony convictions in the last two years and any other felony conviction in the last five years for any owner will disqualify the applicant.
  • Unless the business entity is a sole proprietorship or general partnership, the applying entity must submit a copy of the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s certificate of good standing document. For more information, visit the Secretary of State website.
  • Applicants must supply a Certificate of Compliance for their business location.
  • Proof of identity can be established by providing a digital, color copy of one of the following unexpired, valid documents:
    • Oklahoma driver’s license (front)
    • Oklahoma identification card (front)
    • U.S. passport or other photo identification issued by the U.S. government
    • Tribal identification card approved for identification purposes by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety:            
      • U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs identification card or Oklahoma tribal photo identification cards: Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache of Oklahoma, Absentee Shawnee, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Choctaw, Delaware, Caddo Nation of Oklahoma issued on or after Jan. 8, 2008.
  • Oklahoma residency can be established by providing a digital, color copy of a combination of the following documents that provide proof of Oklahoma residency for the duration of the 2 or 5 years:
    • Oklahoma driver’s license (front)
    • Oklahoma identification card (front)
    • Utility bills, excluding cellular telephone and internet bills
    • A residential property deed to property in the State of Oklahoma
    • A current rental agreement for residential property located in the State of Oklahoma
    • State of Oklahoma tax returns
    • Other documentation deemed sufficient by OMMA
  • Each owner will need to supply an Affidavit of Lawful Presence Form and supporting documentation if they are not a U.S. citizen.

Yes, separate licenses are required for each location. A separate application and non-refundable application fee for each location is required. You also will need to submit a separate application and non-refundable application fee for each license type (processor, grower, dispensary, etc.).

You may use the same background check for multiple license applications as long as the background check was completed within 30 days of the application submission date.

Licenses are valid for one year from the date issued, unless the license is revoked by OMMA. Licensees may begin the renewal process 60 days before the license expires. As long as you submit a renewal application before the license expires, the license will remain active while OMMA reviews the application.

HB 3208, passed by the Oklahoma Legislature and signed by the Governor, put a moratorium in place on new processor licenses beginning Aug. 26, 2022. The moratorium lasts until Aug. 1, 2024, or earlier under certain conditions. Requirements for ownership remain the same for anyone renewing a grower license, and for new owners of a license during a transfer of license ownership.

Visit the processor section of our commercial license page for details on applying for a processor license.

Review our Commercial Application Checklist to see what documentation you need before submitting a processor license application.

Yes, background checks are required for all owners and officers. Please review the instructions on our Commercial License Background Check Information sheet before submitting an application. The applicant is responsible for all costs associated with the background checks.

The processor license application fee is $2,500. Application fees will be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit card. An additional credit card processing fee will be added to the transaction. These application and processing fees are non-refundable. The payment will not be refunded for applications not approved.

If you have a trade name/Doing Business As (DBA) that is different than your entity name, it must be listed on your application. For example, you cannot have a license under the name “Legal MMJ Co” and have a storefront sign that ID’s your business as “MMJ Plus.”

If you are not in the application process but do not have your trade name/DBA on file, you can update it through your business’s licensing portal.

Your physical address needs to match the one that OMMA has on file for your location. Your license is tied to this location.

"Hazardous processor license" means a license issued to a medical marijuana processor that performs an extraction method that uses chemicals considered hazardous by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard under 29 CFR § 1910.1200.

"Nonhazardous processor license" means a license issued by the Department to a processor that will not perform any processing or extraction methods that use a chemical considered hazardous by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard under 29 CFR § 1910.1200. 

OMMA-licensed processors can sell product to licensed processors and dispensaries. 

Find requirements on our packaging and labeling guide.

Notify OMMA by contacting us as soon as you realize product is unaccounted for because of a natural disaster. Please provide the business name, license number and details about the missing product, including Metrc RFID tag numbers if known.

Go to our Change of Ownership page for details.


Transporter and Product Transportation FAQs

A transporter license is issued simultaneously with commercial grower, processor, dispensary and laboratory licenses. It allows those licensees, through their licensed transport agents, to transport their own medical marijuana and medical marijuana products. Commercial licensees use their business account to apply on behalf of their employees for OMMA-issued transporter agent licenses. Anyone driving a vehicle transporting products between licensed businesses must have a transporter license and transporter agent license identification card.

A commercial transporter license is a standalone license for a business that transports medical marijuana and/or medical marijuana products between licensed medical marijuana businesses, through their licensed transportation agents. Transporters do not grow, process or sell their own medical marijuana. Transporter licenses are similar, but issued simultaneously with grower, processor and dispensary licenses for those licensees to transport their own products (through their licensed transportation agents).

  • Applicants must be 25 or older.
  • Individual applicants must be Oklahoma residents.
  • Members, managers and board members of entity applicants must all be Oklahoma residents.
  • Entities must show that at least 75% ownership held by an Oklahoma resident.
  • All owners and officers must provide a background check; nonviolent felony convictions in the last two years and any other felony conviction in the last five years for any owner will disqualify the applicant.
  • Unless the business entity is a sole proprietorship or general partnership, the applying entity must submit a copy of the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s certificate of good standing document. For more information, visit the Secretary of State’s website.
  • Applicants must supply a Certificate of Compliance for their business location.
  • Nobody with ownership interest in the business can be a sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer or prosecuting officer, or an officer or employee of OMMA or a municipality in which the commercial entity is located.
  • Applicants must supply ownership disclosure documentation.
  • Oklahoma residency can be established by providing a digital, color copy of a combination of the following documents that provide proof of Oklahoma residency for the duration of the 2 or 5 years:
    • Oklahoma driver’s license (front)
    • Oklahoma identification card (front)
    • Utility bills, excluding cellular telephone and internet bills
    • A residential property deed to property in the State of Oklahoma
    • A current rental agreement for residential property located in the State of Oklahoma
    • State of Oklahoma tax returns
    • Other documentation deemed sufficient by OMMA
  • Proof of identity can be established by providing a digital, color copy of one of the following unexpired, valid documents:
    • Oklahoma driver’s license (front)
    • Oklahoma identification card (front)
    • U.S. passport or other photo identification issued by the U.S. government
    • Tribal identification card approved for identification purposes by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety:
      • U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs identification card or Oklahoma tribal photo identification cards: Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache of Oklahoma, Absentee Shawnee, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Choctaw, Delaware, Caddo Nation of Oklahoma issued on or after Jan. 8, 2008.
  • Each owner will need to supply an Affidavit of Lawful Presence Form and supporting documentation if they are not a U.S. citizen.

A transporter agent license allows individual employees/owners/agents to transport medical marijuana on behalf of a licensed transporter, including growers, processors, dispensaries and standalone commercial transporters. Commercial licensees apply for the license on behalf of their employees. If approved for your license, OMMA will issue a transporter agent identification card to carry with you any time you are transporting medical marijuana.

Find information about applying for a standalone commercial transporter license on the transporter section of our commercial licensing page. Transporter licenses are issued simultaneously with grower, processor and dispensary licenses. Transporter agents will need to work with the business that is employing them to submit the application through their OMMA business account. 

A standalone transporter license application fee is $2,500. Transporter licenses are also issued simultaneously with grower, processor and dispensary licenses for no additional fee.

Transporters may have multiple warehouses with the submission of one application fee, but a separate application must be submitted for each warehouse from the same online account. Each warehouse location must have a Certificate of Compliance.

Application fees will be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit card. An additional credit card processing fee will be added to the transaction. These application and processing fees are non-refundable. The payment will not be refunded for applications not approved.

A transporter agent license application fee is $25. A separate application and fee is required for each agent license if the agent is employed by multiple businesses.

Standalone commercial transporter licenses and transporter agent licenses are valid for one year, unless terminated by the associated employer or revoked by OMMA.

Application fees will be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit card. An additional credit card processing fee will be added to the transaction. These application and processing fees are non-refundable. The payment will not be refunded for applications not approved.

If you have a trade name/Doing Business As (DBA) that is different than your entity name, it must be listed on your application. For example, you cannot have a license under the name “Legal MMJ Co” and have a storefront sign that ID’s your business as “MMJ Plus.”

If you are not in the application process but do not have your trade name/DBA on file, you can update it through your business’s licensing portal.

Your physical address needs to match the one that OMMA has on file for your location. Your license is tied to this location.

Notify OMMA by contacting us as soon as you realize product is unaccounted for because of a natural disaster. Please provide the business name, license number and details about the missing product, including Metrc RFID tag numbers if known.

Go to our Change of Ownership page for details.


Laboratory FAQs

  • Documentation of accreditation to ISO 17025 standards by an accreditation body such as ANSI/ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation (PJLA), International Accreditation Service (IAS), or COLA. Laboratories will only be permitted to report test results generated in their laboratory from methods they possess accreditation for.
  • Applicants must be 25 or older.
  • Individual applicants must be Oklahoma residents.
  • Members, managers, and board members of entity applicants must all be Oklahoma residents.
  • Entities must show that at least 75% ownership held by an Oklahoma resident.
  • All owners and officers must provide a background check; nonviolent felony convictions in the last two years and any other felony conviction in the last five years for any owner will disqualify the applicant.
  • Unless the business entity is a sole Proprietorship or general Partnership, the applying entity must submit a copy of the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s certificate of good standing document. For more information, visit the Secretary of State’s website.
  • Applicants must supply a Certificate of Compliance for their business location.
  • Nobody with ownership interest in the business can be a sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer or prosecuting officer, or an officer or employee of OMMA or a municipality in which the commercial entity is located.
  • Applicants must supply ownership disclosure documentation.
  • Nobody who is a direct beneficial owner of a licensed dispensary, commercial grower, or processor may be an owner of a licensed laboratory.
  • Oklahoma residency can be established by providing a digital, color copy of a combination of the following documents that provide proof of Oklahoma residency for the duration of the 2 or 5 years:
    • Oklahoma driver’s license (front and back)
    • Oklahoma identification card (front and back)
    • Utility bills, excluding cellular telephone and internet bills
    • A residential property deed to property in the State of Oklahoma
    • A current rental agreement for residential property located in the State of Oklahoma
    • Other documentation deemed sufficient by OMMA
  • Proof of identity can be established by providing a digital, color copy of one of the following unexpired, valid documents:
    • Oklahoma driver’s license (front and back)
    • Oklahoma identification card (front and back)
    • U.S. passport or other photo identification issued by the U.S government
    • Tribal identification card approved for identification purposes by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety:
      • U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs identification card or a Oklahoma tribal photo identification cards: Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache of Oklahoma, Absentee Shawnee, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Choctaw, Delaware, Caddo Nation of Oklahoma issued on or after Jan. 8, 2008.
  • Each owner will need to supply an Affidavit of Lawful Presence Form and supporting documentation if they are not a U.S. citizen.

Visit the laboratory section of our commercial license page for details on applying for a testing laboratory license.

The application fee for at testing laboratory license is $2,500. Application fees will be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit card. An additional credit card processing fee will be added to the transaction. These application and processing fees are non-refundable. The payment will not be refunded for applications not approved.

Testing laboratory licenses are valid for one year, unless revoked by OMMA.

A transporter license is issued simultaneously with commercial grower, processor, dispensary and laboratory licenses. It allows those licensees, through their licensed transport agents, to transport their own medical marijuana and medical marijuana products. Commercial licensees use their business account to apply on behalf of their employees for OMMA-issued transporter agent licenses. Anyone driving a vehicle transporting products between licensed businesses must have a transporter license and transporter agent license identification card.

Notify OMMA by contacting us as soon as you realize product is unaccounted for because of a natural disaster. Please provide the business name, license number and details about the missing product, including Metrc RFID tag numbers if known.

Go to our Change of Ownership page for details.


Waste Disposal Facilities FAQs

Visit the waste disposal section of our commercial license page for details on applying for a waste disposal license.

  • Applicants must have, and provide in the OMMA application, a permit from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
  • Applicants must show proof of sufficient liability insurance or a letter of insurability from the insurance company showing the following minimum amounts:
    • Commercial General Liability: $5 million each occurrence.
    • Pollution Legal Liability: $5 million each occurrence.
  • Applicants must be 25 or older.
  • Individual applicants must be Oklahoma residents.
  • Members, managers, and board members of entity applicants must all be Oklahoma residents.
  • Entities must show that at least 75% ownership is held by an Oklahoma resident.
  • All owners and officers must provide a background check; existence of a nonviolent felony conviction in the last two years and/or any other felony conviction in the last five years for any owner will disqualify the applicant.
  • The licensee must attest the facility's nearest perimeter wall is not within 1,000 feet of the property line for any public or private school.
  • Unless the business entity is a sole proprietorship or general partnership, the applying entity must submit a copy of the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s certificate of good standing document. For more information, visit the Secretary of State’s website.
  • Applicants must provide proof that they are not within 1,000 feet of any entrance to any public or private school.
  • Proof of identity can be established by providing a digital, color copy of one of the following unexpired, valid documents:
    • Oklahoma driver’s license (front and back)
    • Oklahoma identification card (front and back)
    • U.S. passport or other photo identification issued by the U.S. government
    • Tribal identification card approved for identification purposes by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety:  
      • U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs identification card or Oklahoma tribal photo identification cards: Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache of Oklahoma, Absentee Shawnee, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Choctaw, Delaware, Caddo Nation of Oklahoma issued on or after Jan. 8, 2008.
  • Oklahoma residency can be established by providing a digital, color copy of one of the documents below:
    • Oklahoma driver’s license (front and back)
    • Oklahoma identification card (front and back)
    • Utility bills, excluding cellular telephone and internet bills
    • A residential property deed to property in the State of Oklahoma
    • A current rental agreement for residential property located in the State of Oklahoma
    • State of Oklahoma tax returns
    • Other documentation deemed sufficient by OMMA
  • Each owner will need to supply an Affidavit of Lawful Presence Form and supporting documentation if they are not a U.S. citizen.

The application fee for a research or education license is $5,000. Application fees will be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit card. An additional credit card processing fee will be added to the transaction. These application and processing fees are non-refundable. The payment will not be refunded for applications not approved.

Notify OMMA by contacting us as soon as you realize product is unaccounted for because of a natural disaster. Please provide the business name, license number and details about the missing product, including Metrc RFID tag numbers if known.

Go to our Change of Ownership page for details.


Research and Education FAQs

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Visit the research and education section of our commercial license page for details on applying for a research license or education license.

  • Project description – Please reference the Guidance Document for specific requirements.
  • Certificate of Compliance – All research facility and education facility applicants will be required to submit a Certificate of Compliance from the political subdivision that has jurisdiction where the facility is located (city or county). Research and/or education facilities located within Oklahoma City may submit the Certificate of Compliance provided by Oklahoma City. Applicants are encouraged to contact their city or county and visit the commercial licensing page for more information on this process before submitting their application.
  • Non-profit registration – All education facility applicants must supply non-profit registration with the Oklahoma Secretary of State.
  • Residency Requirements – Research facility applicants that are privately owned (not a public institution) need to show proof of residency to establish that 75% of the owners are Oklahoma residents. Proof of Oklahoma residency can be established by providing a digital, color copy of one or more of the following documents:
    • Oklahoma driver’s license
    • Oklahoma identification card
    • Utility bills, excluding cellular telephone and internet bills
    • A residential property deed to property in the State of Oklahoma
    • A current rental agreement for residential property located in the State of Oklahoma
  • Background checks and proof of identification – Background checks and proof of identification are required for either owners, principal officers (e.g., board members), or principal and co-principal investigators, depending on the applicant.
  • Contracts and agreements – Applicants who are using public funds or working with public institutions need to supply documentation of contract(s) and agreement(s) that show how public funds and/or public institutions are involved in the research.

The application fee for a research license or education license is $500. Application fees will be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit card. An additional credit card processing fee will be added to the transaction. These application and processing fees are non-refundable. The payment will not be refunded for applications not approved.

Research and education licenses are valid for one year, unless revoked by OMMA.

Research licenses allow the licensee to grow, cultivate, possess and transfer medical marijuana for research purposes. Education licenses allow the licensee to grow, cultivate, posses and transfer medical marijuana for educational purposes, and to provide training and education on growing, cultivating, harvesting, curing, preparing, processing or packaging of medical marijuana.

Notify OMMA by contacting us as soon as you realize product is unaccounted for because of a natural disaster. Please provide the business name, license number and details about the missing product, including Metrc RFID tag numbers if known.

Go to our Change of Ownership page for details.


Change of Ownership

Do you need to change ownership of a commercial license? Go to our Change of Ownership page for details.

Last Modified on Nov 17, 2022
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