OMMA spokesperson Terri Watkins said Thursday afternoon that the agency does not comment on pending litigation. The OMMA posted a brief announcement to its social media pages and sent an email Wednesday evening to give notice of the extension through at least June 30 “in accordance with a court agreement,” but did not elaborate on details.
Special Judge Pandee Ramirez authorized the order during a brief in-chambers hearing and said she would hear more information in the case June 29. Okmulgee County sheriff’s deputies told media and at least 100 spectators to wait outside, saying COVID-19 safety rules limit in-person attendance in court to attorneys and clients.
In filing the lawsuit, Zoellner has said his business already works well with another seed-to-sale tracking service that does not impose a requirement to purchase item tags.
“We will continue to provide commercial licensees with additional information as it becomes available,” the notice said.
OKMULGEE — The state of Oklahoma’s contract with a Florida-based cannabis “seed-to-sale” tracking company could change after an Okmulgee County judge signed an order that temporarily stops enforcement of a requirement that businesses fully integrate with the platform.
The order states the OMMA will not require businesses to integrate with Metrc as long as it is in effect, but that businesses must still submit their monthly compliance reports.
The order comes about a week after Tulsa attorney Ron Durbin filed suit on behalf of Beau Zoellner, who operates Dr. Z Leaf in Okmulgee County. Durbin argued the OMMA wrongly gave Metrc a monopoly over the practice when it signed a contract with the organization last year, and said he has yet to find a legal requirement that businesses use a singular company to provide seed-to-sale tracking services.
medical marijuana products shall be in a child-resistant container
is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:
Current Estimated Patient Counts: TBD
Inventory shall be tracked and updated after each individual sale
be limited to, the required contents of labels to be affixed to all
medical marijuana or medical marijuana product,
portion of a sample returned to a licensee, all