‘No one’s doing nothing illegal,’ says dispensary owner after store shut down – KXII

CARTWRIGHT, Okla. (KXII) –Last week News 12 reported that the state raided a Cartwright medical marijuana dispensary for not having a valid license.

On Monday, dispensary owner Kwadwo Akosah spoke with News 12, who said he’s done his part and has been waiting for months on the state.

“Where’s the accountability? Why are we getting charged criminally? Akosah asked, “We can’t get ahold of them and made to discuss them about our problems, but they can come after us in our livelihood.”

Akosah owns Sweet Leaf Farmacy, he took over the business after purchasing the dispensary in late April.

“OMMA, they’re backed up, I get it, there’s so many licenses here, so i can only imagine the work they have,” Akosah shared.

To legally sell marijuana in Oklahoma, you need a license from the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority and a registration from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

If you buy a dispensary from someone else, you can use their OMMA license until it expires, but you must get your own OBN registration.

“This business has been selling marijuana without an OBN registration, an active registration, since May of last year, which is 100% illegal,” said Mark Woodward, OBN’s Public Information Officer.

But Akosah said he submitted and has

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