Emergency Hearing For Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against OMMA To Begin

Thursday, April 29th 2021, 9:24 am
By: Brooke Griffin

An emergency hearing is being held Thursday morning in the lawsuit of several dispensaries versus the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. 

The oral arguments in the case begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Okmulgee County courthouse where a large group of supporters are expected to be in attendance.

This week, a local law firm filed an application for an emergency temporary restraining order and injunction against the OMMA and OSDH. This is a continuation of the class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of about 10,000 state-licensed cannabis businesses in Oklahoma.

The application requests that both departments be restrained from forcing businesses to comply with the "Seed-to-Sale" program that will track any product that goes in and out of the state once it’s sold.

Many growers News On 6 spoke with earlier this month say they will likely have to raise the prices of their products by 12-15% to accommodate the new fees and plant packaging tags.

The "Seed-to-Sale" tracking system is supposed to begin on Saturday, May 1.

For more information on the program, Click Here.