TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The shelves at Preme Cannabis Organization do not have the choice they applied to.

It is not that James Walker, owner of Preme Cannabis Co., hasn’t wanted to get the solution, it is that he hasn’t been permitted to considering the fact that January.

“Anything has to be performed. I imply, we can not preserve the doors open like this,” Walker mentioned.

He has been in the healthcare marijuana enterprise for 3 years.

Walker mentioned till lately, men and women could apply to renew their license prior to it expired and could preserve getting the solution when the Oklahoma Healthcare Marijuana Authority did the paperwork for the new license, a course of action that can take months.

Now, that course of action has changed.

“Metrc does not enable the dispensaries or the growers to sell unless their license is active,” Walker mentioned.

Metrc is a business contracted by the state to preserve track of transactions in the marijuana business for the OMMA.

“So it is OMMA’s situation with the license, and then Metrc just cutting men and women of willy nilly when they decide on to, so there’s not, there’s no communication involving OMMA and Metrc on how they need to have to deal with these scenarios,” mentioned lawyer Ronald Durbin II.

Lawyer Durbin is familiar with the business.

“The challenge is, let’s say you have a renewal that is due ideal now and I submit the renewal. Effectively, the minute that my license time expires, let’s say it expires in ten days, I’m nevertheless fantastic result in my renewal’s in. But what OMMA is going to show is that your license is expired till they essentially approve your renewal. That could be 30, 45, 90 days, and till then, Metrc sees you as inactive on OMMA program and stops you from getting capable to make use of the program,” Durbin mentioned.

For Walker, this modify has brought on a lot more anxiety for him.

News Channel eight requested an interview with the OMMA.

“We’re unable to fulfill your interview request concerning this inquiry….OMMA is conscious that some license holders may well be experiencing challenges,” mentioned OMMA in response.

Tulsa City Councilor Grant Miller has a license for industrial increasing and weighed in on the situation.

“What we need to have to do is organize and head down to the capitol. I’m in touch with a lot of cannabis organizations in town, they all have difficulties with it. From the challenges you are speaking about, getting locked out of the program, to even just basic normal operating procedures like how to generate a sample for the labs so that we can go get testing. If you do not do that correctly they will lock you out,” Miller mentioned.

Meanwhile, at Preme, Walker waited more than 60 days for his license to be renewed and does not know when it will.

“I renewed, I paid my dollars, and this is what I get,” he mentioned.

If your healthcare marijuana enterprise is dealing with a comparable predicament, let me know by emailing bmummolo@ktul.com.

By Editor

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