The OCIA and its leader, Bud Scott, hosted a ticketed four-day event at the Shangri-La resort in Afton for businesses featuring multiple speakers and question-and-answer sessions related to issues such as taxes, banking and continuing developments in municipal and county ordinances.
Keynote speakers at the summit, which was open to non-OCIA members, included Berry, Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Leslie Osborne and Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics chief agent Craig Williams.
METRC, the company the state selected for seed-to-sale tracking services, was also part of the summit and hosted a discussion Wednesday on how to prepare for inventory tracking.
Implementation of METRC’s platform is on hold pending a lawsuit alleging, among other issues, the state’s decision to contract with a single organization creates a monopoly on the service and forces businesses to pay for unnecessary tags.
In the meantime, Berry told the audience the OMMA is in…