Medical Marijuana

  • Overview
  • Team

On June 26, 2018, Oklahomans went to the polls and approved the legalization of medical marijuana, paving the way for a burgeoning new commercial industry in the state. While the law creates new business opportunities for investors, growers, processors and dispensaries, it also creates a myriad of new legal risks, concerns and challenges for those impacted both directly and indirectly by the industry.

McAfee & Taft’s Medical Marijuana Industry Group is focused on assisting clients navigate the complex maze of legal, regulatory and business issues associated with this emerging industry and providing them with the information and analysis they need to make well-informed business decisions.

For employers with operations in the state, we offer counseling and training on best practices for maintaining a safe, drug-free working environment while also complying with the law’s new employment protections for job applicants and employees who are valid medical marijuana license holders.

Want to stay informed? To receive alerts, updates and event announcements pertaining to Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry, click here.

All persons interested in growing, selling, or possessing medical marijuana or in transacting business with others in the industry must keep in mind that federal law makes it a crime for any person to knowingly or intentionally manufacture, distribute or dispense a controlled substance. (Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 831(a).). Federal law also makes illegal certain financial transactions connected to unlawful activity, including transferring monetary instruments or funds with the intent to promote the carrying on of specified unlawful activity, including the manufacture, importation, sale or distribution of a controlled substance. (Money Laundering Control Act of 1986, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1956, 1957.)

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Ryan C. Anderson
Associate
(405) 270-6087
JohnDavid Brown
Associate
(405) 270-6028
J. Craig Buchan
Shareholder
(918) 574-3049
Kaitlyn Schrick Chaney
Associate
(405) 552-2337
Jacob S. Crawford
Associate
(918) 574-3014
Elizabeth L. Dalton
Shareholder, Industry Group Leader
(405) 552-2217
Cheryl Vinall Denney
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader, Industry Group Leader
(405) 552-2295
Bill G. Freudenrich
Shareholder
(918) 574-3013
S. Gregory Frogge
Shareholder
(405) 552-2283
Paige Hoster Good
Associate
(405) 552-2340
Danae V. Grace
Associate
(405) 270-6017
Justin Jackson
Shareholder
(405) 552-2240
Barbara Klepper
Associate
(405) 552-2249
Joe C. Lewallen, Jr.
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2370
Brandon P. Long
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2328
Robert T. Luttrell, III
Of Counsel, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2291
Samanthia Sierakowski Marshall
Of Counsel
(918) 574-3009
Samuel J. Merchant
Associate
(405) 270-6027
Kathy R. Neal
Attorney
(918) 574-3020
J. Michael Nordin
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2215
Zachary A.P. Oubre
Associate
(405) 270-6023
Terra Lord Parten
Shareholder
(405) 552-2324
Charles S. Plumb
Shareholder
(918) 574-3003
Reid E. Robison
Of Counsel
(405) 235-9621
Paul A. Ross
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2383
Susan B. Shields
Shareholder
(405) 552-2311
Hannah Cline Shoss
Associate
(405) 270-6086
Michael F. Smith
Shareholder
(918) 574-3078
Spencer F. Smith
Shareholder
(405) 552-2334
W. Kirk Turner
Shareholder
(918) 574-3008
Nathan L. Whatley
Shareholder
(405) 552-2365
Elizabeth Scott Wood
Of Counsel
(405) 552-2270
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McAfee & Taft MarijuanaLINC |

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Proposed revisions to medical marijuana regulations released

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Medical marijuana application requirements and instructions posted

McAfee & Taft MarijuanaLINC |

Medical marijuana rulemaking:
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McAfee & Taft MarijuanaLINC |

Medical marijuana regs to be amended based on AG’s recommendation

McAfee & Taft Medical Marijuana Industry Alert |

Obtaining commercial licenses for medical marijuana in Oklahoma

McAfee & Taft Business Alert |

After passage of SQ 788, ethical hurdles remain for lawyers

McAfee & Taft Legal Ethics Alert |

Next steps for Oklahoma employers as medical marijuana initiative passes

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |
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At The Podium

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Oklahoma Society Association of Building Owners and Managers
Oklahoma City, OK | November 12, 2018

Medical Marijuana State Question and Banking Issues

OBA Banking & Commercial Law Update CLE
Oklahoma City, OK | November 2, 2018

Reefer Madness: Medical Marijuana in the Oklahoma Workplace

TAHRA Employment Law & Practices Seminar
Tulsa, OK | November 1, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Tulsa Benefits Administrators
Tulsa, OK | October 18, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

OESA Superintendent’s Conference
Oklahoma City, OK | October 17, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Oklahoma Safety Council
Tulsa, OK | October 11, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

El Reno Chamber of Commerce
El Reno, OK | October 10, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)
Oklahoma City, OK | October 4, 2018

Medical Marijuana: An Action Plan for Oklahoma Employers

State Chamber of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK | September 24, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Central Tech (Sapulpa Campus)
Sapulpa, OK | September 20, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives
Oklahoma City, OK | September 17, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce
Broken Arrow, OK | September 12, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Tulsa Area Employer Council
Tulsa, OK | September 11, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Oklahoma Society of Association Executives
Oklahoma City, OK | September 7, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Chickasha Chamber of Commerce
Chickasha, OK | August 16, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Woodward Chamber of Commerce
Woodward, OK | August 15, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Association of Oklahoma General Contractors (AOGC)
Oklahoma City, OK | August 10, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma
Norman, OK | August 2, 2018

Investigating Harassment and Discrimination Complaints

Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma
Norman, OK | August 2, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

United Way Agency Directors Association
Oklahoma City, OK | August 1, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Oklahoma Electric Cooperative CEOs
Oklahoma City, OK | July 30, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

AGC of Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK | July 25, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Elk City Chamber of Commerce
Elk City, OK | July 24, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Weatherford Chamber of Commerce
Weatherford, OK | July 24, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

AGC of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK | July 20, 2018

Medical Marijuana: An Action Plan for Employers

McAfee & Taft Webinar Series
Online | July 19, 2018

Next Steps for HR as Medical Marijuana Initiative Passes

Western Oklahoma Human Resources
Weatherford, OK | July 12, 2018

What Oklahoma Employers Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

Central Tech (Drumright) Lunch & Learn
Drumright, OK | June 22, 2018

Medical Marijuana in the Oklahoma Workplace

McAfee & Taft Webinar Series
Online | May 10, 2018

Banking Marijuana-Related Businesses in Oklahoma

OBA 2018 Community Bankers Leadership & Senior Management Conference
Las Vegas, NV | April 10, 2018

What Oklahoma Employers Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

Tulsa Area Employer Council
Tulsa, OK | April 10, 2018