Oklahoma Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill Into law

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed into oklahomalaw legislation to legalize the medical use of low-THC cannabis oil.

House Bill 2835 allows those with certain medical conditions who receive a recommendation from a physician to possess and use cannabis oil, given it has no more than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

Last year Oklahoma lawmakers passed a bill legalizing medical cannabis oil for those with epilepsy; House Bill 2835 expands this law to allow 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.

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Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Passed by Oklahoma Legislature, Sent to Governor

medicanniOklahoma’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.

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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.

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