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§ 427.17a. Quality assurance laboratory--Compliance testing of businesses

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

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 15. Narcotic Drugs
Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act
Effective: June 1, 2023
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 427.17a
§ 427.17a. Quality assurance laboratory--Compliance testing of businesses
A. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority may operate a quality assurance laboratory for the purpose of conducting compliance testing of medical marijuana businesses licensed in this state.
B. The Authority shall utilize the quality assurance laboratory to:
1. Provide recommendations for all equipment and standards to be utilized by licensed medical marijuana testing laboratories when testing samples of medical marijuana, medical marijuana concentrate, and medical marijuana products;
2. Provide standardized operating procedures when procuring, collecting, extracting, and testing medical marijuana, medical marijuana concentrate, and medical marijuana products;
3. Procure, handle, transfer, transport, and test samples taken from medical marijuana licensed businesses;
4. Implement the secret shopper program pursuant to Section 427.25 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes; and
5. Detect and analyze any compounds that are not among the targeted analytes and are unknown, unidentified, tentatively identified, or known and injurious to human health if consumed.
C. In order to fulfill the provisions of subsection A of this section, the Authority may:
1. Enter into interlocal agreements with any other government agency pursuant to Section 1001 et seq. of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes;
2. Select a laboratory information system through a competitive bidding process pursuant to Section 85.7 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes; or
3. Collect samples from harvest batches that failed testing.
D. The quality assurance laboratory may transport and transfer medical marijuana, medical marijuana concentrate, and medical marijuana product for testing between the originating medical marijuana business, the quality assurance laboratory, and other licensed medical marijuana testing laboratories pursuant to this section.
E. The quality assurance laboratory shall comply with the provisions of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act when transporting samples of medical marijuana, medical marijuana concentrate, and medical marijuana product for testing between the originating medical marijuana business, the quality assurance laboratory, and other licensed medical marijuana testing laboratories pursuant to this section. Nothing in this section shall require the quality assurance laboratory to apply for and receive a license.
F. The Authority shall submit an annual report to the Legislature on quality assurance activities and results.
G. The Authority may promulgate rules necessary for the implementation of a quality assurance laboratory pursuant to this section.

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Laws 2023, c. 322, § 10, eff. June 1, 2023.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 427.17a, OK ST T. 63 § 427.17a
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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