Toronto, January 25, 2022 – Thentia Cloud is pleased to announce that the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) successfully deployed its government licensing software solution this week. Thentia Cloud, a leading cloud-based GovTech platform operating on the Google Cloud platform, enables regulators worldwide to manage all critical regulatory functions within one centralized, highly configurable platform, including license applications and renewals, continuing education and quality assurance, complaints management, governance, finance and payments, and reporting.
OMMA, the regulatory agency responsible for all licensing of medical marijuana under State Question 788 and subsequent state statutes, oversees approximately 400,000 licensed patients and 12,100 licensed medical marijuana businesses. Established in 2018, the organization has seen an incredible amount of growth across a short period of time, a major factor in the agency’s decision to deploy Thentia Cloud, says OMMA Executive Director, Adria Berry. “Our license application software is integral to our day-to-day success at OMMA and we are so excited to get started with Thentia.” Oklahoma residents over the age of 18 with a valid physician’s recommendation can apply for a medical marijuana adult patient license. Oklahoma is one of 36 states to have legalized medical marijuana.
Previous to deploying Thentia Cloud to manage its licensees, OMMA operated on a legacy system called Complia. The transition to Thentia Cloud will provide a streamlined and automated application process, ultimately saving the regulatory body time spent on time-consuming administrative tasks and providing a user-friendly experience for its licensees.
“We are very excited about the benefits that Thentia’s platform will deliver to licensees in the State and are confident we will see a notable improvement in processes to allow licensees to navigate the application process. Thentia has been a tremendous partner to work with thus far, evidenced through their industry expertise and leadership throughout the process of implementing our organization on Thentia Cloud,” Berry says, adding, “Thentia has been responsive and willing to problem solve, which is exactly what we were looking for.”
In addition, Berry notes that because Thentia Cloud was named the state-supported software provider for licensing in the State of Oklahoma, transitioning to the platform will enable the organization to more efficiently communicate and share data with other state agencies. “That is really going to help our licensees, citizens of Oklahoma, and OMMA as we streamline our licensee application process.” Thentia is currently working with several regulatory bodies in the state of Oklahoma.
According to Thentia’s CEO, Julian Cardarelli, OMMA’s transition to Thentia Cloud signals a massive opportunity to serve a large licensee base and an organization that manages numerous license types. “We understand the unique needs of regulators and have designed a highly configurable solution that provides immediate efficiencies to regulators. For OMMA, it was critical that their solution offer an excellent user-experience while cutting down on manual labor on the back end. We are very excited to partner with OMMA in delivering an improved license process in Oklahoma.”
Run as a cloud-based SaaS solution, Thentia Cloud meets the flexibility and scalability needs of fast-growing licensee bases. The platform was designed with respect to the unique and important work of regulators, enabling them to focus on regulation rather than be tied up in cumbersome processes.
Founded in Canada, with operations in the U.S. and trusted by regulatory agencies in North America and worldwide, Thentia was developed by subject matter experts with a mission to transform GovTech through best-in-class technological capabilities. Its secure, modern and elegant solution, Thentia Cloud, is revolutionizing the way agencies manage data and licensing by bringing the entire process into the 21st century with speed, automation, ease of use, and best-in-class support.
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About Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority was established in 2018 with the passage of State Question 788. The OMMA serves as the regulatory authority for medical marijuana in Oklahoma. Working with patients, licensees, physicians and business owners, the OMMA exists to facilitate fair policy and regulations to ensure a safe product. The OMMA currently serves over 400,000 licensees and has become one of the fastest‐growing medical marijuana authorities in the country.
For more information about the OMMA, visit oklahoma.gov/omma.