Oklahoma Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Extract Bill Into Law

Justplant two days after Oklahoma’s Legislature gave it final approval, Governor Mary Fallin has signed House Bill 2154 into law, a proposal to allow for the medical use of cannabis extracts.

Specifically, the bill will allow university medical centers in the state to produce, dispense and study cannabis extracts that are low in THC (0.3% or less). Children with seizure disorders who receive a recommendation from a physician will be authorized to receive and use the medicine.

The measure was approved with widespread bipartisan support, with a 46 to 0 vote in the Senate, and a 85 to 5 vote in the House of Representatives.

According to polling released in 2013, 70% of those in Oklahoma support legalizing medical cannabis (not just cannabis extracts), indicating that Oklahomans support much broader reform then brought forth by House Bill 2154.

The measure will take effect on November 1st.


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