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§ 427.19. Medical marijuana research license--Requirements

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 63. Public Health and SafetyEffective: November 1, 2023

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 15. Narcotic Drugs
Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act
Effective: November 1, 2023
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 427.19
§ 427.19. Medical marijuana research license--Requirements
A. A medical marijuana research license may be issued to a person to grow, cultivate, possess and transfer, by sale or donation, marijuana pursuant to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act for the limited research purposes identified in this section.
B. The annual fee for a medical marijuana research license shall be Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) and shall be payable by an applicant for a medical marijuana research license upon submission of his or her application to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority.
C. A medical marijuana research license may be issued for the following research purposes:
1. To test chemical potency and composition levels;
2. To conduct clinical investigations of marijuana-derived medicinal products;
3. To conduct research on the efficacy and safety of administering marijuana as part of medical treatment;
4. To conduct genomic, horticultural or agricultural research; and
5. To conduct research on marijuana-affiliated products or systems.
D. 1. As part of the application process for a medical marijuana research license, an applicant shall submit to the Authority a description of the research that the applicant intends to conduct and whether the research will be conducted with a public institution or using public money. If the research will not be conducted with a public institution or with public money, the Authority shall grant the application if it determines that the applicant meets the criteria in this section.
2. If the research will be conducted with a public institution or public money, the Authority shall review the research project of the applicant to determine if it meets the requirements of this section and to assess the following:
a. the quality, study design, value or impact of the project,
b. whether the applicant has the appropriate personnel, expertise, facilities, infrastructure, funding and human, animal or other approvals in place to successfully conduct the project, and
c. whether the amount of marijuana to be grown by the applicant is consistent with the scope and goals of the project.
3. If the Authority determines that the research project does not meet the requirements of this section or assesses the criteria to be inadequate, the application shall be denied.
E. A medical marijuana research licensee may only transfer, by sale or donation, marijuana grown within its operation to other medical marijuana research licensees. The Authority may revoke a medical marijuana research license for violations of this section and any other violation of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act.
F. A medical marijuana research licensee may contract to perform research in conjunction with a public higher education research institution or another medical marijuana research licensee.
G. The growing, cultivating, possessing or transferring, by sale or donation, of marijuana in accordance with this section and the rules promulgated pursuant thereto, by a medical marijuana research licensee shall not be a criminal or civil offense under state law. A medical marijuana research license shall be issued in the name of the applicant and shall specify the location in this state at which the medical marijuana research licensee intends to operate. A medical marijuana research licensee shall not allow any other person to exercise the privilege of the license.
H. If the research conducted includes a public institution or public money, the Authority shall review any reports made by medical marijuana research licensees under state licensing authority rule and provide the Authority with its determination on whether the research project continues to meet research qualifications pursuant to this section.
I. Submission of an application for a medical marijuana research license shall constitute permission for entry to and inspection of the facility of the medical marijuana research licensee during hours of operation and other reasonable times. Refusal to permit such entry for inspection shall constitute grounds for the nonrenewal, suspension, or revocation of the medical marijuana research license. The Authority, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and the Attorney General may perform an unannounced, on-site inspection of the operations and any facility of the medical marijuana research licensee. If the Authority receives a complaint concerning noncompliance by a medical marijuana research licensee, the Authority, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and the Attorney General may conduct additional unannounced, on-site inspections beyond the required biannual inspections provided for in Section 427.6 of this title. The Authority shall refer all complaints alleging criminal activity that are made against a licensed medical marijuana research facility to appropriate state or local law enforcement authorities.

Credits

Laws 2019, c. 11, § 19; Laws 2021, c. 553, § 21, eff. Nov. 1, 2021; Laws 2022, c. 251, § 19, eff. Nov. 1, 2022; Laws 2023, c. 168, § 9, eff. Nov. 1, 2023.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 427.19, OK ST T. 63 § 427.19
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 329 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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