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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    • David on April 23, 2015 at 4:45 pm
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    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.

    • Geoff on April 20, 2015 at 7:08 pm
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    I have a child with autism. I would love to give him something natural instead of pills pills pills smh.

    • sebrena on April 20, 2015 at 5:38 pm
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    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

    • Jeri on April 20, 2015 at 4:49 pm
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    Wondering as to when she’ll have the chance to sign it???? Does anyone know??

    • carolyn on April 17, 2015 at 7:04 pm
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    This is awesome ..my daughter with cerebral palsy and seizure disorder..has seizure 3 a week..

    • Norma on April 17, 2015 at 3:25 am
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    Governor Mary Fallin has indicated she will sign the bill and it is supported by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics

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