Norman dispensaries look ahead to May deadline for seed-to-sale program compliance – Yahoo News

Mar. 3—Medical marijuana businesses in the state are now on the clock to comply with requirements to use a uniform seed-to-sale tracking system on their products — a provision that’s yielded mixed reactions from Norman dispensers.

The businesses have until May 26 to ensure their compliance with Metrc, a Florida-based inventory tracking program which functions as a seed-to-sale regulatory system. The initial deadline for compliance was April 30, but a lawsuit by a Tulsa-based dispensary owner and Viridian Legal Services, which represented over 10,000 of Oklahoma’s cannabis businesses, halted the rollout.

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority, Metrc and plaintiffs reached an agreement Feb. 25, allowing the system to move forward in 90 days.

Enforcement agencies use data inconsistencies in Metric to detect diversion. Egregious red flags can result in an investigation by a state’s respective agencies, according to the agency website.

According to the order signed by District Judge Natalie Mai, dispensaries have until Aug. 24 to sell or legally dispose of untagged medical marijuana products in their inventories. The agency is required to conduct a minimum of five online seminars by the May 26 deadline to educate licensees on the Metrc system.

With a deadline in sight, some Norman dispensaries are preparing for the

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