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Medical Marijuana

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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. For ongoing legal information, news and commentary, visit our legal blog at MarijuanaLINC.com.

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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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
(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
Shareholder
(405) 270-6017
Justin Jackson
Shareholder
(405) 552-2240
Barbara Klepper
Associate
(405) 552-2249
Alyssa N. Lankford
Associate
(405) 552-2310
Joe C. Lewallen, Jr.
Shareholder, Director
(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
Terra Lord Parten
Shareholder
(405) 552-2324
Ross Plourde
Shareholder
(405) 552-2277
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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Articles

new medical marijuana rules

Governor signs Unity Bill regulating medical marijuana in Oklahoma

McAfee & Taft MarijuanaLINC |
Firearms and marijuana
Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority processing online applications

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority begins processing applications

McAfee & Taft MarijuanaLINC |

Needs of the medical marijuana industry

The Journal Record |

Governor approves OSDH’s revised medical marijuana regulations

McAfee & Taft MarijuanaLINC |

Extreme caution in marijuana contracts: Bankruptcy relief not available

McAfee & Taft MarijuanaLINC |

Weeded out?

McAfee & Taft tIPsheet |

Proposed revisions to medical marijuana regulations released

McAfee & Taft MarijuanaLINC  and McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Medical marijuana application requirements and instructions posted

McAfee & Taft MarijuanaLINC |

Medical marijuana rulemaking:
A chance to get it right this time

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 in the Workplace – One Year Later

Tulsa Area Employer Council
Tulsa, OK | August 13, 2019

Medical Marijuana: Maintaining a safe workplace

Rich & Cartmill Customer Seminar
Oklahoma City, OK | July 31, 2019

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace Update

Oklahoma Safety Council
Tulsa, OK | July 30, 2019

Medical Marijuana: Maintaining a safe workplace

Northeastern Oklahoma Chapter of the American Payroll Association
Tulsa, OK | June 20, 2019

Medical Marijuana: Maintaining a safe workplace

Canadian Valley Technology Center
El Reno, OK | June 10, 2019

Medical Marijuana and the Employee Relationship

Oklahoma Rural Health Association
Norman, OK | May 30, 2019

Medical Marijuana and the Patient Relationship

Oklahoma Rural Health Association
Norman, OK | May 30, 2019

Banking Issues for Marijuana-Related Businesses

Oklahoma Bankers Association 2019 Annual Convention
Edmond, OK | May 21, 2019

Medical Marijuana Update for Oklahoma Employers

Oklahoma Bankers Association 2019 Annual Convention
Edmond, OK | May 21, 2019

Oklahoma Regulation of Medical Marijuana

Oklahoma Bankers Association 2019 Annual Convention
Edmond, OK | May 21, 2019

Medical Marijuana: Maintaining a safe workplace

University of Tulsa Conference of Accountants
Tulsa, OK | May 14, 2019

Update on Medical Marijuana Law

Oklahoma Labor/Management Conference 2019
Oklahoma City, OK | May 9, 2019

Medical Marijuana: Maintaining a safe workplace

Tulsa Area Paralegal Association
Tulsa, OK | May 6, 2019

State of Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Legal Update

MEPO of Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK | May 2, 2019

Medical Marijuana: Maintaining a safe workplace

Rich & Cartmill Customer Seminar
Tulsa, OK | May 2, 2019

Medical Marijuana: Maintaining a safe workplace

MEPO of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK | May 1, 2019

Medical Marijuana: Maintaining a safe workplace

Care Providers Oklahoma Spring Convention
Norman, OK | April 29, 2019

Banking Issues for Marijuana-Related Businesses

OSCPA Banking & Industry Symposium
Oklahoma City, OK | April 18, 2019

Medical Marijuana Business Issues and Risks

OSCPA Banking & Industry Symposium
Oklahoma City, OK | April 18, 2019

Medical Marijuana in the Oklahoma Workplace

OSCPA Banking & Industry Symposium
Oklahoma City, OK | April 18, 2019

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

TulsaHRC
Tulsa, OK | March 6, 2019

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Tulsa Area Paralegal Association
Tulsa, OK | March 4, 2019

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

McAlester Employers Council
McAlester, OK | January 15, 2019

Commercial Medical Marijuana Licenses – Legal Issues

Oklahoma Cannabis: A Day of Learning
Oklahoma City, OK | January 15, 2019

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: Best practices for Oklahoma employers

2018 Corporate Counsel Seminar
Oklahoma City, OK | December 6, 2018

Medical Marijuana Business Issues and Risks

2018 Corporate Counsel Seminar
Oklahoma City, OK | December 6, 2018

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: Best practices for Oklahoma employers

2018 Corporate Counsel Seminar
Tulsa, OK | December 4, 2018

Medical Marijuana Business Issues and Risks

2018 Corporate Counsel Seminar
Tulsa, OK | December 4, 2018

What Hospital Administrators Need to Know to Implement Oklahoma Legalization of Medical Marijuana

Oklahoma Hospital Association
Oklahoma City, OK | November 28, 2018

Banking Marijuana-Related Businesses

Oklahoma Bankers Association 2018 Operations School
Oklahoma City, OK | November 14, 2018

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

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