The felony counts embrace marijuana cultivation, possession of a managed substance and not using a tax stamp and — most notably — endeavoring to violate the U.S. Managed Harmful Substances Act. Hashish, regardless of being authorized in Oklahoma for medical use, stays categorized as a Schedule I substance underneath federal legislation.
OBNDD spokesman Mark Woodward on Friday declined to touch upon the case, which generated new consideration this week after Tulsa lawyer Ron Durbin posted about the situation on Fb.
Durbin issued a name for medical marijuana companies to make sure that their paperwork is so as.
“This can be a massive, massive, massive, massive mess. And I believe there’s gonna be loads larger story right here,” Durbin stated Friday afternoon. “Woodward and them are engaged on one thing a lot, a lot larger.”
Woodward stated the company is within the technique of “aggressively investigating” what he described as “fraudulent enterprise constructions” used to convey out-of-state pursuits to Oklahoma and circumvent the state’s two-year residency requirement for majority possession in medical marijuana companies.
“That is carried out by paying ‘ghost’ homeowners to place their identify on licenses to say possession after they really haven’t any data or true authorized involvement within the develop operation,” Woodward stated; he didn’t affirm the names of these being investigated.