CBD in Oklahoma
Is it Legal? Where to Buy?
The land of the Osage, Kiowa, Arapaho, Wichita and Caddo Indian tribes is the 30th State in US to allow its residents the full use of CBD oil and its products. Some of the legislations are still being formed but CBD is easily available and used openly in the state.
Is CBD Oil Legal
Since 2019, CBD and its derivatives as well as medical cannabis are both legal and are openly being sold in the state. Henceforth, Oklahoma is one of the states where CBD is completely legal.
What's Legal, What's Not!
With CBD oil and its derivatives becoming more and more popular and used for their medicinal properties, the governor of Oklahoma in 2015 signed House Bill 2154 also known as the ‘Katie and Cayman's Law’ that made it legal for minors who have been diagnosed with intractable forms of epilepsy.
A year later this bill was modified and a new House Bill 2835 was used to allow anyone with a list of qualified medical conditions to use CBD oil and enjoy its benefits to help with severe nausea, vomiting, multiple sclerosis, wasting disorders, appetite stimulation and many more.
The only limitation is that the CBD oil should have less than 0.3% THC and be used under specific orders of the physician.
Neither of these bills until 2016 created any sort of framework for the distribution or analysis or production of CBD oil. Patients were supposed to bring in CBD oil from another state thus making it illegal anyway under Federal Laws. Patients were allowed to participate in clinical trials at universities in Oklahoma but such research was too few and far between to serve the needs of the general population.
The qualifying conditions for this research based procurement of CBD oil was to have an identified case of pediatric epilepsy with a patient possession limit of only CBD in the liquid form with no more than 0.3% THC content.
The CBD product in this case also had to be derived from only the seed or the mature stalk of the marijuana plant. Any other product was termed illegal though a testing process for such a task to identify the final product was never identified.
Many pro-CBD champions pointed out then that Attorney General Scott Pruitt had changed the verbiage of the final regulation in misleading ways. After the government was sued for this discrepancy in wording, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered that the original language be restored. Due to this tussle the vote for initiative for CBD oil in the legal circles was pushed back to 2018 through a referendum initiative.
This referendum was ultimately passed with 57% votes under State Question 788, making Oklahoma residents use medical cannabis legally. But the system was still in flux with many injunctions and approvals until on August 1, 2018 when the Oklahoma City adopted a simple possession rule for possession of marijuana and dropped the fines to $50.
In 2018, via House Bill 2913, the Oklahoma Industrial Hemp Agricultural Pilot Program Act allowed farmers to work in conjunction with universities to cultivate hemp seeds for research purposes and for further developments.
In the same year, Hempyre Genetics was hired to also research on feral cannabis that has been found growing at various undisclosed locations and to advice legal hemp farmers on which genetic traits of the hemp plant variety are legal to produce in the state.
After many legal reviews, the Food Safety Standards Advisory Board for OMMA, in early 2019, via Title 63 O.S. 1-1118, any establishment with a proper food license is allowed to store and sell CBD infused food products. These food additives can only be used for the following categories of foods:
- Tinctures or concentrates that are placed in the mouth directly or added to any food item
- Water infused with CBD oil
- Cookies and baked items
- Honey infused with CBD
They further directed via Title 63 O.S. 1-1119 and OAC 310:260 a proper planning procedure for any new businesses on an annual basis to process, store and sell CBD food items. These regulations allowed retail sale of pre-packaged food items, combo licenses to prepare and sell general food to the public, medical marijuana foods as well as medical marijuana but has at present left a legal backdoor in the form of an advisory position for the OMMA and Food Regulations to monitor these foods and activities.
Where to buy CBD oil
There are many stores, dispensaries, shops, etc. that store and sell CBD oil and its products in Oklahoma state. Some of them with no preference to the quality of their products are:
- CBD Plus USA, 7621 S Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73159, USA
- CBD Plus USA – CBD and Medical Marijuana Dispensary, 4491 NW 50th St Suite B, Oklahoma City, OK 73112, USA
- Herban Mother LLC, 607 NW 28th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73103, USA
- Sage Wellness | Medical Marijuana Dispensary OKC, 4200 N Western Ave Suite A, Oklahoma City, OK 73118, USA
- Buddy's CBD Wellness, 8494 Northwest Expy, Oklahoma City, OK 73132, USA
- And many more.
Horrors of Buying CBD locally
At present the legislation has no confirmed method to check if the CBD product has been sourced from only the seed and the stalk of the cannabis plant. There is also no available test that can ascertain the amount of THC to be lesser or greater than 0.3% at the site. Most local stores have no idea about the validity of their sources either. A proper third party testing certificate is at best a step in the right direction but more research is required to provide better tests for CBD oil and its products. But we are hopeful that more legislation in this area will soon take care of any blind spots and make the product completely legal in the state.
Buying CBD Oil Online
Buying online is faster, convenient and much easier than going around the shops and stores in the area looking for a suitable product. Keep in mind when shopping online to check out the credentials of the company who is offering the product in regards to its quality and its capability to deliver to your address. A third party check by a laboratory is another thing to check which will tell you of the quality of the product.
Do please remember to also check that the CBD product you intend to buy has less than 0.3% THC. Other than that you can get good deals online making the product much cheaper than the local market rates with the added convenience of it being delivered while you sit in the comfort of your home.
Final Thoughts on CBD Oil in Oklahoma
CBD oil and its food products are legal in the state of Oklahoma for any of its residents to use with or without a license and a valid medical card. Just be aware that you do not use it in the vape form at the moment as that product is not clearly illegal but also not mentioned in any written forms.