The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) is currently accepting public feedback on its proposed medical cannabis rules, which would permanently incorporate the emergency rules that the industry has been operating under.

Regulators launched a month-long public comment period Nov. 15, with a public hearing scheduled Dec. 15 in Oklahoma City.

“This is the opportunity for medical marijuana licensees and all Oklahomans to make their voices heard in our rulemaking process,” OMMA Executive Director Adria Berry said in a public statement. “We take the public input process seriously and look forward to hearing feedback from around the state.”

OMMA officials submitted the proposed permanent rules to Oklahoma Secretary of State Brian Bingman Oct. 25, and regulators will consider the feedback received during the public comment period and public hearing as it submits rule documents to the Oklahoma Legislature for consideration during the 2023 legislative session.

The permanent rules would take effect later next year, upon approval by the Legislature and the governor.

Those interested in providing feedback can review and comment on the proposed rules here.

This rulemaking process is the first since OMMA separated from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and became an independent state agency Nov. 1. Prior to this month, the OMMA operated under the OSDH since its launch in 2018.

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