On this day it became legal for licensed dispensaries to sell marijuana plants to licensed patients. The rules set forth by the Oklahoma Dept of health stipulate that all medical marijuana products sold legally in Oklahoma must be brought in to a licensed dispensary from a licensed grower source.
One week ago, the first 40 grower licenses were issued. That meant that those growers could start putting seed into the ground. If those seeds germinated and broke through the surface of the potting soil, then a grower has his first commercial product to ship to the dispensaries.
Many of the applicants for Dispensary licenses are existing CBD shops around the state. They already sell a variety of CBD products and are well educated in the Endocannabinoid system in the human body and know their products far better than the pharmacist at the average chain drugstore.
But now that the whole plant is legally available to those whose health conditions necessitate; the little potted plants represent a major improvement in healthcare. Yes, the new dispensary will now look a lot like the bedding plant outlets that we normally see popping up in April. In late October there will be the first mature(flowering) Cannabis plants on sale at dispensaries.
So, where did the first legal seeds come from?
Don't Ask - Don't Tell
Seriously, that's the de facto policy of the state govt. They provided no authorized source, and they don't want to involve any interstate commerce in this equation. So they decided that until a seed is germinated and growing, it's not going to be their business.