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Oklahoma medical marijuana growers sue over fire-inspection backlog

Oklahoma medical marijuana companies whose licenses are at risk over tardy fire-safety inspections are suing, alleging the state fire marshal failed to conduct required inspections in time for the operators to renew their permits.

Three MMJ grows filed a lawsuit Jan. 29 asking a judge to order the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs Control (OBN), which is refusing to renew cultivation licenses, to not penalize grows that have not yet been inspected, The Oklahoman reported.


The OBN sent 2,176 cannabis businesses letters informing them that their licenses were at risk unless they submitted proof that they’d passed fire inspections.

That’s almost half of the 4,347 growers currently registered in the state, according to Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority data.

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