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What is a Compliance Officer? - Cannabis Business Professionals of Oklahoma

A cannabis compliance officer is someone that helps you navigate the realm of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA). In essence, they’re going to be the person that directs you with:

  • audits,
  • seed to sale software,
  • obtaining a certificate of compliance,
  • ensuring you know the current laws surrounding medical cannabis (like the height and gauge thickness for your fence surrounding your property),
  • OMMA reporting,
  • sales tax reporting,
  • bookkeeping,
  • filing for your OMMA license (or renewal),
  • and various other things within the wheelhouse of commercial, medical cannabis. 

The importance of either being an officer yourself or having one cannot be overstated. First off, this is going to be the person that keeps you from getting fines or having your cannabis or cannabis products seized. Moreover, they’re going to be the one ensuring that you are keeping clean books for taxes, and properly making your monthly reports so that your license isn’t revoked. 

As many of you now know laws and regulations surrounding commercial, medical marijuana change regularly from year to year, or even month to month. With any new industry, like the one here in Oklahoma, it’s going to take the State quite a bit of time to figure out what works and what doesn’t. As a result, the frequent changes are going to lead to a lot of misinformation so it best serves you and your business to stay up to date.

In short, a cannabis compliance officer is the one that ensures you are compliant at all times, which is one of the most important things to have. Having someone that you can count on to handle all these areas and more is a huge relief when it comes to running a successful commercial cannabis business. 

If you’re unsure, or if you find staying up to date too demanding on top of everything else that is needed to run a cannabis business, then feel free to reach out to us at Cannabis Business Professionals of Oklahoma (CBPOK). CBPOK is composed of attorneys and employees that have been helping Oklahomans since the beginning of the cannabis industry here in the State. Together we have thousands of hours of experience and offer a variety of services which includes meeting all your compliance needs. Thanks for reading!

 

Stay compliant and stay ahead,

 

Nicholas Shahbazi

CBPOK