Oklahoma Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Oil

photosource420magazineA bill (House Bill 2835) to legalize the medical use of low-THC cannabis oil for those with a variety of medical conditions was given unanimous approval today by the the Oklahoma Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The measure was passed last month by the House of Representatives with an 89 to 6 vote.

Under the proposed law those 18 and older who have a qualifying condition and receive a recommendation from a physician would be legally authorized to possess and use cannabis oil that has no more than 0.3% THC. Qualifying conditions include intractable nausea and vomiting, lack of appetite due to conditions such as cancer, and spasticity issues due to Multiple Sclerosis and paraplegia.

“I’m very excited,” says Representative Jon Echols, who introduced the bill (which is now up for a full Senate vote). “This is a very important piece of legislation that seems to be working its way through the process quickly.”

In April of last year, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 2154 into law, legalizing the use of low-THC cannabis oil for children with seizure disorders.

3 comments

    • Anonymous on April 8, 2016 at 2:18 pm
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    What about rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia!

    • reba caldwell on April 5, 2016 at 10:31 pm
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    When will it be legal for all medical conditions? Like chronic pain. I have several things wrong with me that it would help. I can’t take enough pain pills to ease the pain & the government wants doctors to cut back on pain meds. If we could smoke it would help us And stop sending people to prison for using it & giving them a criminal record. Let them out of jails. Please & thank you for helping us.

    • Kathy B. on April 5, 2016 at 6:43 pm
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    Slow as molasses. So many disorders left out for no good reason. There’s no high with the oil they’ve legalized so why not let anyone use it who feels they can benefit? Let’s get with the science Oklahoma!

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