Oklahoma Senate Unanimously Approves Medical Cannabis Oil Bill

Oklahoma’sok full Senate, with a unanimous 46 to 0 vote, has passed House Bill 2154, a proposal to legalize the medical use of cannabis extracts. The measure has already passed the state’s House of Representatives with a 99 to 2 vote, and now heads to Governor Mary Fallin for consideration.

Under the proposed law, a child with epilepsy who receives a recommendation from a physician would be authorized to possess and use cannabis extracts such as tinctures and oils that have low amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). University medical centers would be allowed to produce, dispense and study the medicine.

House Bill 2154 has been named Katie’s Law, in honor of State Representative Jon Echols’ niece who suffers from Dravet syndrome, a form of epilepsy.

Governor Fallin has indicated that she will sign the bill into law once given the chance.

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6 thoughts on “Oklahoma Senate Unanimously Approves Medical Cannabis Oil Bill”

  1. Although I’m happy Oklahoma’s legislature passed this bill. It does bring into question why State lawmaker’s anywhere believe they are more knowledgeable than a Doctor as to the type of medicine a patient requires as well as dosage. State legislators aren’t allowed to determine how much Morphine a chronic pain patient requires and uses. Why does this same medical standard not apply for a natural medicine like medical marijuana ? State politician’s should stop acting like they’re physician’s.

  2. I believe that medical marijuana should be passed for all people in okc OK they could benifet from it it cures all out of things

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