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§ 427.20. Medical marijuana education facility 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. § 427.20
§ 427.20. Medical marijuana education facility license--Requirements
A. There is hereby created a medical marijuana education facility license.
B. A medical marijuana education facility license may be issued to a person to possess or cultivate marijuana for the limited education and research purposes identified in this section.
C. A medical marijuana education facility license may only be granted to a not-for-profit organization structured under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, operating as a not-for-profit organization in this state registered with the Office of the Secretary of State.
D. A medical marijuana education facility license may only be granted upon the submission of an annual fee of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority.
E. A medical marijuana education facility license may be issued for the following education and research purposes:
1. To test cultivation techniques, strategies, infrastructure, mediums, lighting and other related technology;
2. To demonstrate cultivation techniques, strategies, infrastructure, mediums, lighting and other related technology;
3. To demonstrate the application and use of product manufacturing technologies;
4. To conduct genomic, horticultural or agricultural research; and
5. To conduct research on marijuana-affiliated products or systems.
F. As part of the application process for a medical marijuana education facility license, an applicant shall submit to the Authority a description of the project and curriculum that the applicant intends to conduct and whether the project and curriculum will be conducted with a public institution or using public money. If the project and curriculum will not be conducted with a public institution or with public money, the Authority shall grant the application. 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:
1. The quality, study design, value or impact of the project;
2. 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
3. Whether the amount of marijuana to be grown by the applicant is consistent with the scope and goals of the project.
If the Authority determines that the education project does not meet the requirements of this section or assesses the criteria to be inadequate, the application shall be denied.
G. A medical marijuana education facility licensee may only transfer, by sale or donation, marijuana grown within its operation to medical marijuana research licensees. The Authority may revoke a medical marijuana education facility license for violations of this section and any other violation of applicable laws, rules and regulations.
H. A medical marijuana education facility licensee may contract to perform research in conjunction with a public higher education research institution or another research licensee.
I. 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 education facility licensee shall not be a criminal or civil offense under state law. A medical marijuana education facility license shall be issued in the name of the applicant and shall specify the location in this state at which the medical marijuana education facility licensee intends to operate. A medical marijuana education facility licensee shall not allow any other person to exercise the privilege of the license.
J. Submission of an application for a medical marijuana education facility license shall constitute permission for entry to and inspection of the facility of the medical marijuana education facility 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 education facility 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 education facility licensee. If the Authority receives a complaint concerning noncompliance by a medical marijuana education facility 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 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 education facility to appropriate state or local law enforcement authorities.

Credits

Laws 2019, c. 11, § 20; Laws 2021, c. 553, § 22, eff. Nov. 1, 2021; Laws 2022, c. 251, § 20, eff. Nov. 1, 2022; Laws 2023, c. 168, § 10, eff. Nov. 1, 2023.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 427.20, OK ST T. 63 § 427.20
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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