Oklahoma’s full legislature has voted to legalize the medical use of low-THC cannabis oil for several medical ailments. The vote for House Bill 2835 in the House of Representatives was 69 to 14, with the vote in the Senate being 44 to 0. It now goes to Governor Mary Fallin, who’s expected to sign it into law.
Once the law takes effect, those with a qualifying condition who receive a recommendation from a physician would be allowed to possess and use cannabis oil that has no more than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). The law is an expansion of last year’s House Bill 2154, which legalized medical cannabis oil for those with epilepsy; this new law also allows those with intractable nausea and vomiting, lack of appetite due to conditions such as cancer, and spasticity issues due to Multiple Sclerosis and paraplegia to use the medicine.
Past polling has shown that 70% of those in Oklahoma support legalizing medical cannabis.