Norman dispensaries integrate seed-to-sale program amid injunction – Norman Transcript

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As Norman dispensaries are preparing to comply with a mandatory regulatory tracking system, local shop owners are concerned the system may pass on higher costs to the customer and generate profit for an out-of-state company.

The state is requiring that Oklahoma dispensaries and processors use METRC, a Florida-based inventory tracking program, for a seed-to-sale regulatory process. While the original deadline for compliance was April 30, a lawsuit in Okmulgee County has put a pause on the rollout.

Tulsa-based dispensary and processor Dr. Z Leaf filed a class action lawsuit against the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the OMMA in April, alleging the agencies are unlawfully mandating that Oklahoma businesses use the METRC system.

Dr. Z leaf is asking that courts prohibit the OSDH and OMMA from enforcing the contract with METRC and requiring businesses to use the system. The dispensary and processor is also asking that the state agencies be required to go through a “proper rulemaking” process before they ever enter into another seed-to-sale contract again.

While the new deadline for required use of the seed-to-sale program could become more

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