The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs recently released a statement on OBNDD and the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority’s joint attempts to prosecute THC edibles that resulted in hospitalizations. OMMA would like to advise all patients of the importance of drug protection.
“The welfare of our patients and our society is still our number one priority,” said Dr. Kelly Williams, director of the OMMA. “My staff is working very hard, in collaboration with OBNDD, to solve this problem and review the drugs for sale at our approved dispensaries. We also understand that patient and public care activities must proceed after patients have received their medication.”
Both drugs, including prescription marijuana, should be kept out of the hands of children and pets. Where a medical marijuana product resembles or is prepared in the same way as non-THC drugs, particularly edible medical marijuana products, extra precautions may be required to avoid unintentional ingestion; the use of a prescription lockbox is advised.
Oklahoma medical marijuana purchases must comply with all Oklahoma packaging and marking standards (63 O.S. 427.1 et seq., and OAC 310:681), including reflective, child resistant packaging. Each batch or sample must have a Certificate of Analysis, a laboratory-issued paper showing the findings of required protection and potency tests, on-site and available for patient evaluation. OMMA urges patients to inquire and check this information in order to ensure that every medication they buy has been thoroughly reviewed.
OAC 310:681-7-1(b) requires dispensaries to reject all items that do not fulfil all packaging and labelling standards. OMMA Compliance has increased its enforcement checks and is collaborating with OBNDD to take action on all non-compliant drugs sold in dispensaries.
Those that become aware of incorrectly packaged or labelled goods should contact OMMA by uploading details to the OMMA enforcement team at OMMACompliance@ok.gov, including the company name and address, product category and definition, and photographs if appropriate.