New OMMA Emergency Rules Take Effect

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July 6, 2023

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New OMMA Emergency Rules Take Effect

New OMMA emergency rules took effect July 3, 2023, with Gov. Kevin Stitt's signature. Permanent and additional emergency rules are coming soon as OMMA navigates the rulemaking process to implement new state laws.

Visit for a current copy of OMMA rules at any time. 

Monday, July 3, 2023: Emergency Rules

The new emergency rules incorporate SB 913 (2023), a new state law requiring commercial medical marijuana grower license applicants and licensees to submit proof of one of the following to OMMA:

  • A surety bond covering the area of land within the permit area upon which the business licensee will initiate and conduct commercial growing operations, or 
  • An attestation and accompanying documentation showing that the permit area on which the licensee will initiate or conduct commercial growing operations has been owned by the licensee for at least a five-year period before submitting an application. 

Specific amendments to the rules are in OAC 442:10-5-1.1(12), OAC 442:10-5-2(e), OAC 442:10-5-3(e)(13), OAC 442:10-5-3.3, and OAC 442:10-5-16(t).

A surety bond form and an attestation of land ownership form are now available at, on our Grower License page and on our Bond Requirement page.

Friday, Aug. 11, 2023: Permanent Rules

OMMA's permanent rules will become effective Aug. 11, 2023.

OMMA will email licensees with a reminder and post the rules to

The permanent rulemaking process began last year. 

Later in 2023: New Emergency Rules

OMMA anticipates a new set of emergency rules will come into effect sometime after the permanent rules on Aug. 11, 2023.

The new emergency rules will incorporate new state laws that have not yet taken effect.

OMMA will alert licensees by email and post the rules to

Need More Information?

OMMA has a Rulemaking Process page on our website that explains how emergency rules and permanent rules come into effect. 

OMMA sends licensees information about the annual rulemaking process, including public comment opportunities, in newsletters and other email updates. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter for timely information about rulemaking. 

Visit for a current copy of the rules. Go to if you have questions or comments.