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New regulations for medical marijuana program approved


New regulations for medical marijuana program approvedThe Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has received approval from Governor Kevin Stitt on emergency rules that will update current regulations and establish new license categories in accordance with statutory modifications made during the 2019 legislative session.The authority will make available all new forms and applications on its website beginning Aug. 30. New emergency rules will be effective on Sept. 14.For patients, the changes include the ability to obtain a medical marijuana recommendation from physicians licensed by and in good standing with the Oklahoma Podiatric Medical Examiners Board. Podiatrists (D.P.M.) will now be able to provide recommendations, along with Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.) and Medical Doctors (M.D.). A new 60-day, short-term license will be available for adult and minor Oklahoma residents with a 60-day doctors recommendation. The license fee will be $100, or $20 for patients who qualify for a discount.Veterans with a 100% disability rating from the Veterans Administration will now be able to receive a medical marijuana patient license with a discounted application fee of $20.The online renewal system for businesses will be available starting Aug. 30, as well. Businesses should submit their renewal application prior to the expiration date of their license, but no sooner than 60 days before it expires. Submitting the renewal application on time will allow the existing license to remain valid while the renewal is in process. Stand-alone transporter licenses are a new business license category, along with individual transporter agent licenses. A transporter license and an individual transporter agent card will be required



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