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How to Buy Marijuana Seeds in Oklahoma

So you want to grow marijuana in Oklahoma? If you’re at the point where you’re ready for seeds, you’re at the start of a delightful journey. With over 200,000 other residents becoming medical marijuana patients just last year, it’s not surprising if you’ve had a hard time locating marijuana seeds.

If you’re looking for cannabis seeds online because you can’t find them in the stores, be forewarned that purchasing cannabis, cannabis-derived, or cannabis-byproduct items comes with a lot more red tape. It’s best to always proceed with caution because usually if it’s not outright illegal, companies selling seeds online are operating in a loomy grey area.

So Where Can I Buy Marijuana Seeds Legally in Oklahoma?

The good news is that you live in a state with a BOOMING medical marijuana market. However, it is important to remember we’re in the early stages of an industry that has operated in the black market for the better part 80 years.

It’s going to take some time before you can walk into any local dispensary, and they’ll have seeds and clones in stock like grocery stores always have cereal.

If you googled “How to Buy Marijuana Seeds in Oklahoma,” you probably came across tons of options online. But if you want to be fully compliant and buy seeds risk-free, two things have to happen:

First, if you’re not a registered medical cannabis patient already, you need to get registered! The fast and short of it is, you need to get a medical evaluation done by a state-licensed physician and submit the evaluation papers to the state along with a medical marijuana application.

You can get an online Oklahoma medical marijuana evaluation with NuggMD.com for just $99! All doctors working with their platform are fully licensed in the state for which they provide recommendations.

Once approved and your card arrives in the mail, you’re free to go to any dispensary in the state. But you will save yourself a lot of headaches by calling the dispensary first to see if they have any seeds available.

The next part is fun, which is picking the strains, seeds, or clones that are right for you. At the bottom of this article,we’ve included a list of dispensaries in Oklahoma that carry seeds.

Which is better—seeds or clones?

Seeds

This largely depends on who you talk to. If you talk to 10 different growers, you’re likely to get ten different answers. However, while growing from seeds can feel pretty straightforward, there are some things to be mindful of.

When you plant a batch of seeds, some of the seeds can sprout male and others female. You don’t want any male plants in your crop because they will pollinate the female plants, which will lead to your cannabis buds becoming heavily seeded.

While most seed farms claim only to sell feminized seeds (meaning the seeds will only grow into female plants), it’s not uncommon for a few male plants to sprout up. If you do your due diligence and find a good seed company, you shouldn’t have a problem with feminized seeds, but it’s always better to air on the side of caution.

On the other hand, seeds can be just as beneficial for starting a crop. Plants started from seed have been known to yield more product. This might be due to the fact that plants started from seed have something called a Taproot. A taproot is the central part of a cannabis plant’s root system, and it extends deep into the soil, absorbing lots of nutrients.

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Clones

Starting with clones comes with an equal set of challenges and benefits, but if you’re buying them in a dispensary, all of the upfront work will likely be done. In most cases, the dispensary will sell you a clone with an existing root mass, which is usually the most significant challenge when starting from a clone.

With that being said, as a grower, you have to be thorough in inspecting plants before you bring them into your crop. Since you’re going to invest a good bit of time, energy, and resources into these plants, you want to ensure that they are healthy and have a lot of yielding potential.

If you do your due diligence and buy quality clones from a good dispensary, there are many upsides and hassles that you get to avoid. It can be easier because the clone will already be female, and you won’t have to worry about male plants sprouting up in your crop and causing problems due to their pollination.

Additionally, you have the advantage of your plants being ready for the vegetative stage of the growth cycle much sooner than if you planted from seed; meaning you will have a shorter wait time till your plants are ready to yield.

While there are upsides to both approaches, you must take your time and do enough research. You should feel confident about whatever direction you decide is best.

Where Do Dispensaries Get Their First Seeds or Clones?

Believe it or not, there’s not a straightforward answer to this—at least one that anyone is willing to talk about. With 33 states now offering some form of legal marijuana, the vast majority of legislation doesn’t specify where first-time growers are supposed to acquire their seeds from. One article referred to it as immaculate inception or the first seed problem.

Here’s a rundown of the story:

  • First-time growers have to acquire seeds or clones from somewhere, and lawmakers know this.
  • Lawmakers turn their heads the other way as entrepreneurs have to break the law to get their business started.
  • Lawmakers are placed between a rock and a hard place because cannabis is federally illegal. They can not permit first-time growers to acquire marijuana from growers in other states.

The entire system doesn’t make a ton of sense, but it’s a direct result of the ambiguity surrounding cannabis legalization. Whether it’s with law enforcement, entrepreneurs, or patients, it’s safe to say everyone is ready for more certainty and safety regarding legal cannabis.

Are Online Seed Banks Safe?

It is illegal to purchase cannabis, cannabis-derived, or cannabis-byproduct items from states outside of Oklahoma. Whereas many of these companies,

  1. Ship from outside of the US
  2. Consider cannabis seeds as novelty items and sale them as such and,
  3. Ship seeds in very inconspicuous packaging or hide them in miscellaneous items like t-shirts or coffee mugs.

If this were entirely legal, then none of those methods mentioned above would be necessary.

Furthermore, as a buyer dealing with illicit companies, you are burdened by not knowing if your package will ever be delivered. None of the online seed companies can guarantee your delivery through the US mail. Not to mention, in the off chance your package gets intercepted, it’s possible that you could get charged with trafficking.

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And if you’re still not convinced that it’s not worth it, many companies are selling seeds from non-psychoactive CBD plants but listing them on their websites as popular THC-dominant strains like OG kush.

The vast majority of online seed bank companies operate in illicit and loomy grey areas at best.

While it seems less convenient than making your purchase online, in this instance it’s better to head on down to a dispensary, get a professional opinion, and pick your seeds up in person!

Seed-to-Sale (Metrc)

We are balancing our duty to protect patient health and safety with our responsibility to provide more information about the Metrc statewide seed-to-sale tracking system. We will continue to update this webpage with information.

The deadline for all medical marijuana commercial licensees to become fully compliant with the Metrc statewide seed-to-sale tracking system was May 26.

Quick Links

  • Information for All Commercial Licensees
  • Information for Dispensaries
  • Getting Started
  • Required and Optional Training
  • Monthly Reporting
  • Zero Inventory
  • FAQs
  • Contact OMMA or Metrc
  • Agreed Order (Court Document)
  • NCS Analytics
  • Pay My Fine

All Commercial Licensees

EVERY commercial licensee must be fully Metrc-compliant. The deadline for full compliance was May 26.

ALL seeds, plants and products must be tagged and tracked in Metrc, except for dispensaries selling or transferring untagged products (see more in the Dispensaries section below).

Every licensee must be registered with Metrc. The owner or key administrator must have completed the New Business training offered every weekday and on-demand in Metrc Learn.

Once credentialed, licensees log in and access the Support page to find on-demand, self-paced learning modules for additional training.

Dispensaries

Like all commercial licensees, dispensaries must be fully Metrc-compliant. The deadline was May 26.

Dispensaries may not buy new untagged inventory. Dispensaries have through Aug. 24 to sell or legally dispose of untagged items that were in the dispensary’s inventory on May 26.

Transporters may transport a dispensary’s untagged inventory to waste disposal facilities, and waste disposal facilities can legally dispose of the untagged inventory. The untagged inventory must picked up, or have arrangements made for it to be picked up, on or before Aug. 24.

You can conduct untagged sales from May 27 through Aug. 24 using Metrc’s external transfer function. Untagged sales will need to be accounted for as described in the Monthly Reporting section.

If your dispensary purchased a Metrc-tagged product that was tested “outside” of Metrc, which means the lab did not input the results directly into Metrc, there is no deadline to sell it as long as the lab entered information into Metrc’s “Notes” section about the testing laboratory, the sample number the tests passed. Once a Metrc-tagged package has been transferred or sold to a dispensary, it does not need to be tested again as long as that information is in the notes.

Getting Started

To begin using Metrc, sign up for training to get credentialed. See more in the Required and Optional Training section below.

Required and Optional Training

Required Training

The owner or key administrator of each commercial license is required to take Metrc’s New Business class to become credentialed in Metrc.

Licensees can use the Metrc scheduler to sign up for New Business training, offered each weekday. The class is also offered on demand through Metrc Learn in your Metrc account.

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When you complete the training, reach out to Metrc’s Support team to get credentialed.

Optional Training

OMMA and Metrc hosted free educational seminars May 3-6 for growers, processors, dispensaries, transporters and waste facilities, and May 17-18 for testing laboratories.

The seminars were held in-person in Oklahoma City and streamed online. Recordings of one seminar each are posted to YouTube for growers, processors, dispensaries, transporters and waste facilities, and testing laboratories.

Other Optional Training

Metrc offers other advanced training courses on Metrc Learn and on its scheduler. Metrc also has training videos on its Oklahoma web page and its YouTube channel on the following topics (and many others):

Monthly Reporting

The current monthly reporting process will continue through at least May 31, even as businesses transition to full Metrc compliance.

All commercial licensees must continue all monthly reporting using the OMMA Monthly Reporting Template for activity through May 31. The last template with activity through May 31 is due June 15.

Dispensaries must continue using the OMMA Monthly Reporting Template for any untagged sales and waste disposal through Aug. 24.

Metrc will meet the monthly reporting requirements and the template is no longer necessary for all tagged sales, transports and waste disposal after May 31.

Businesses reporting zero inventory will need to continue submitting monthly reports in the current system until zero inventory reporting is available in Metrc.

Zero Inventory

Businesses with zero inventory must still be credentialed in Metrc. Until zero inventory reporting is available in Metrc, the business needs to continue submitting monthly reports in the current system .

For a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions, please view this searchable PDF.

Why is Metrc the seed-to-sale provider for Oklahoma?

Oklahoma requested proposals for a statewide seed-to-sale tracking system provider. A single, statewide provider provides industrywide standardization that makes it more efficient to track activity in the medical marijuana market.

How do I get started in Metrc and sign up for training?

The owner or key administrator of each commercial license is required to take Metrc’s New Business class to become credentialed in Metrc.

Licensees can use the Metrc scheduler to sign up for New Business training, offered each weekday. The class is also offered on demand through Metrc Learn in your Metrc account.

When you complete the training, reach out to Metrc’s Support team to get credentialed.

My business is already using Metrc, and I took the required training. Do I need to do anything?

No, you’re all set. You can take the required training again if you’d like or dive into the optional training opportunities listed above.

I already bought Metrc tags. Can I still use them?

Yes! Anything you already bought from Metrc will still work after May 26, including tags purchased in preparation for the 2021 Metrc implementation.

Can businesses (except dispensaries) legally dispose of unsold, untagged products?

All untagged material must have been brought inside Metrc using the beginning inventory process, or have been legally disposed of, by May 26.

Do dispensaries need to have already legally disposed of unsold, untagged products by Aug. 24, or can dispensaries dispose of those products after Aug. 24?

The licensee must dispose of untagged material on or before Aug. 24, or have made arrangements for pickup and transfer for waste disposal.