Tens of thousands of Oklahomans have already enrolled in the state’s medical marijuana program. In a little more than a month, those patients will purchase products that have undergone mandated testing.
Beginning April 1, all medical cannabis dispensaries in the state will be required to carry products that have been tested in a laboratory licensed by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority.
According to the Tulsa World, there are ten labs in the state currently licensed by the authority, “with more in different stages of the licensing process.” The newspaper reported that cannabis in the state is “required to be tested for cannabinoid content (including THC potency), terpene profile and the presence of pesticides, heavy metals or other contaminants.”
The Success of Oklahoma’s Medical Cannabis Program
Oklahoma voters approved a measure legalizing medical marijuana in 2018, and the new law took effect last August after lawmakers in the state passed a bill establishing regulations over the new program. The legislation included packaging and labeling requirements, while also imposing a ban on smokable cannabis flower and limits on the amount of THC in medical marijuana products.
The program has been a roaring success, with Oklahoma boasting one of the highest participation rates