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The Oklahoma Legislature’s annual regular session is February through May. The Legislature considers thousands of bills during each session, some of which are relevant to OMMA. Bills are considered first in legislative committees that vote on which bills to send for consideration by the full state House of Representatives and Senate.

Bills approved by both the House and Senate go to the Governor for consideration. If the Governor signs (or declines to veto) a bill, it becomes state law. If the Governor vetoes a bill, it does not become state law unless the Legislature overrides the veto.

OMMA then uses the process of drafting rules to comply with these new state laws. Our current rules are listed on our rules page.

OMMA Chief of Staff Barrett Brown explains the legislative process in an episode of High Points.

Medical Marijuana Legislation (2023)

The following medical marijuana-related bills became new state laws as part of the Legislature's 2023 regular and special sessions. Special session bill numbers include an X. 

The sheer number of bills and amendments during the legislative process means there may also be other bills affecting the industry that are not on this list.

The list is for informational purposes only – it’s not an indication that OMMA supports or opposes any of the bills or their contents.

Click the link on the bill number for the latest information from the Oklahoma Legislature's bill tracking website.

  • HB 1004X (2023): Makes general appropriations for FY-24. Authored by Rep. Kevin Wallace.
  • HB 2095 (2023): Expands AG, OBNDD, and OSBI scope to include regulatory inspections and enforcement of existing statutes and administrative rules; gives OMMA authorization to seize and destroy illicit marijuana; and extends the moratorium on processing and issuing new medical marijuana business licenses until 2026. Authored by Rep. Jon Echols.
  • HB 2282 (2023): Subjects OBNDD registrants to similar administrative processes as current OMMA licensees. Authored by Rep. Jon Echols.
  • HB 2289 (2023): Replaces references to OSDH with OMMA regarding contract with Oklahoma Tax Commission to assess, collect and enforce tax on retail medical marijuana sales. Authored by Rep. John Pfeiffer.
  • SB 15X (2023): Increases the registration fee for manufacturers of certain controlled dangerous substances; EMERGENCY. Authored by Sen. Roger Thompson.
  • SB 18X (2023): Creates the Medical Marijuana Tax Fund to receive all monies from sales tax proceeds collected on medical marijuana and the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Fund to receive all monies from fines and fees; to be used at the discretion of the Legislature; EMERGENCY.  Authored by Sen. Roger Thompson.
  • SB 475 (2023): Enhances and clarifies the authority of the Bureau of Narcotics to seize assets and issue orders for misconduct. Authored by Sen. Lonnie Paxton.
  • SB 813 (2023): Authorizes the Medical Marijuana Authority to operate a quality assurance lab, streamlines implementation of HB 2179 (2022) and HB 3971 (2022), and adjusts other operational powers of OMMA; EMERGENCY. Authored by Sen. Jessica Garvin.
  • SB 913 (2023): Requires applicants for a commercial grower license to file a bond with their application, deems it unlawful to operate without acquiring a bond. Authored by Sen. Darcy Jech.

For further details or information about other bills from this session, visit the Oklahoma Legislature's bill tracking website.

Previous Years

These bills became new state laws during previous legislative sessions. For details on other bills from those sessions that did not become law, visit the Oklahoma Legislature's bill tracking website.

The following medical marijuana-related bills became new state laws as part of the Legislature's 2022 regular session:

  • HB 2179 (2022): 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. Authored by Rep. Fetgatter.
  • HB 3019 (2022): Adjusts packaging standards to allow clear packaging, but requiring opaque exit packaging for carrying out of the dispensary. Effective Nov. 1, 2022. Authored by Rep. Fetgatter.
  • HB 3208 (2022): Places a moratorium on new business licenses between Aug. 26, 2022, and Aug. 1, 2024. Effective Aug. 26, 2022. Authored by Rep. Cornwell.
  • HB 3319 (2022): Allows the boards of nursing, osteopathic examiners, and medical licensure and supervision to grant a health care provider a temporary license when an emergency has been declared by certain entities. Effective July 1, 2022. Authored by Rep. Miller.
  • HB 3530 (2022): Directs OMMA to establish programs and provide funding to support county sheriff enforcement of medical marijuana laws and regulations. Effective July 1, 2022. Authored by Rep. D. Hardin and Sen. Weaver.
  • HB 3929 (2022): By Jan. 1, 2024, OMMA must promulgate rules to create a process validation program in which licensees may voluntarily participate. Effective immediately. Authored by Rep. Pfeiffer.
  • HB 3971 (2022): By Jan. 1, 2024, OMMA must create a “secret shopper” program by rule promulgation to purchase medical marijuana in dispensaries and send samples for testing. Effective Jan. 1, 2024. Authored by Rep. Burns.
  • HB 4056 (2022): Directs the OMMA's contract laboratory to provide recommendations for brands and models of equipment and standards to be used by testing laboratories. Effective immediately. Authored by Rep. Marti.
  • SB 1367 (2022): Enhances penalties for the unlawful diversion of medical marijuana products to someone not legally allowed to acquire or consume them. Effective Nov. 1, 2022. Authored by Sen. Paxton.
  • SB 1511 (2022): Imposes certain restrictions on the location of commercial grower operations. Effective immediately. Authored by Sen. Rosino and Rep. Pfeiffer.
  • SB 1543 (2022): Establishes the OMMA independent from OSDH. Effective Nov. 1, 2022. Authored by Sen. Treat.
  • SB 1704 (2022): Requires all employees of medical marijuana businesses to apply for a badge/credential beginning Jan. 1, 2024, and allows OMMA to contract with a third party to provide those services. Effective Nov. 1, 2022.
  • SB 1726 (2022): Includes commercial grow operations in restrictions on the establishment of medical marijuana business infrastructure near schools and includes technology centers. Effective immediately. Authored by Sen. Leewright.
  • SB 1737 (2022): Outdoor growers must register as a sensitive crop, and all commercial growers must post signage at the perimeter of the property. The sign must be at least 18 inches by 24 inches, have a standardized black font at least 2 inches tall on a white background, and include the business name, physical address of the licensed business, phone number of the licensed business and the OMMA business license number. Effective Nov. 1, 2022. Authored by Sen. Stephens.

For details on bills from legislative sessions before 2022, visit the Oklahoma Legislature's bill tracking website.

Media Contact

Porsha Riley
Public Relations Manager
Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority

Policy and Legislative Contact

Ashley Crall
Senior Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison
Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority

Last Modified on Aug 01, 2023
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