Oklahoma Governor Signs "Unity Bill"

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed into law regulations governing the states rapidly growing medical cannabis industry this past Thursday.

Known as the “Unity Bill” for its support to various factions of the cannabis industry, sets up guidelines for inventory testing and tracking, advertising, packaging and labeling. It also allows employers to fire medical marijuana users who work “safety-sensitive” jobs that test positive for cannabis use.

Additional details for the bill include;

  • Products will be tested for pesticides, THC, terpenoid potency and heavy metals.

  • Producers will be prohibited from using images on packaging other than their business name logos and product images. Packaging must include a universal THC symbol, the level of THC and potency and a statement that the product was tested for contaminants.

  • The state will use a seed-to-sale tracking system that will track batch numbers, product types, sales details and other inventory information.

 As of March 11, state regulators have approved licenses for over 1000 dispensaries, close to 2000 growers and a little over 500 processors.