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NORML Endorses SQ 788: Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Access Initiative

Oklahoma City: The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is proud to endorse Oklahoma’s State Question 788 — a statewide ballot measure that provides patients regulated access to medical cannabis. SQ 788 is a patient-centric plan that empowers physicians to use their discretion when determining their patient’s ideal health care plan. Oklahomans … Continue reading »

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Oklahoma: Voters To Decide In June On Sweeping Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Oklahoma voters will decide this June on State Question 788 — a statewide ballot measure legalizing the use, cultivation, and distribution of medical cannabis to qualified patients. Oklahomans will vote on the issue on June 26 during the primary election. Republican Mary Fallin set the date via an executive proclamation, issued yesterday. State Question 788 … Continue reading »

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Oklahoma: Hemp Production Legislation Introduced

Update: SB 704 was read for a second time and referred to committee. Legislation has been introduced, Senate Bill 704, to provide for hemp cultivation and manufacturing. The measure excludes industrial hemp from the state’s definition of marijuana and provides for its commercial cultivation and export. The measure also expands the list of qualifying conditions … Continue reading »

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Oklahoma: Hemp Production Legislation Introduced

Update: SB 704 was read for a second time and referred to committee. Legislation has been introduced, Senate Bill 704, to provide for hemp cultivation and manufacturing. The measure excludes industrial hemp from the state’s definition of marijuana and provides for its commercial cultivation and export. The measure also expands the list of qualifying conditions … Continue reading »

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Oklahoma: Legislation Pending To Establish a Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Program

Legislation is pending in the House, HB 1877, The Medical Marijuana Act of 2017. Passage of the Act would regulate state-licensed dispensaries to provide up to two and one-half ounces of marijuana to qualifying patients.  Separate provisions protect the rights of patients from civil sanctions, stating: “An employer shall not discriminate against an individual in hiring, … Continue reading »

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Oklahoma: Governor Signs Sentencing Reform Measure For Subsequent Marijuana Violations

Governor Mary Fallin has signed legislation into law decreasing criminal penalties for certain marijuana violations. House Bill 2479 reduces sentencing guidelines involving a second marijuana related offense from a maximum penalty of up to ten years in prison to no more than five. It also reduces the existing mandatory minimum penalty from two years in prison to … Continue reading »

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Oklahoma: Governor Signs Law Expanding Patient Pool Eligible For CBD Therapy

Governor Mary Fallin signed legislation into law on Friday, May 13, to expand the pool of patients eligible to possess cannabidiol (CBD) under a physician’s authorization. Presently, Oklahoma law exempts patients with intractable forms of pediatric epilepsy from state criminal penalties if they possess liquid preparations containing CBD and no more than three-tenths of one percent THC. The … Continue reading »

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