Oklahoma: Marijuana Legalization Proponents Aiming to Put Initiative on November Ballot

Oklahoma approved the legalization of medical marijuana just last month, but if the nonprofit organization Green the Vote has their way, voters will have the opportunity this November to legalize the plant for all uses.

Green the Vote is aiming to put State Question 797 on the November 6 ballot. The initiative would legalize the possession of up to four ounces of marijuana for recreational use for those 21 and older. The cultivation of up to eight seedlings, and four mature cannabis plants would also be legal, as would the possession of up to two ounces of marijuana concentrates and up to 72 ounces of marijuana-infused products.

The initiative would also establish a regulated and taxed system of marijuana retail outlets. Marijuana would be taxed at no more than 7% at the state level, with localities allowed to place an addition tax of up to 2%. The majority – 75% – of the tax revenue garnered would go to the Department of Education, with the remaining 25% going to the Department of Health for drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs.

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Oklahoma: Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis Placed on June 26 Ballot

An initiative that would legalize medical cannabis throughout Oklahoma has been officially placed on the June 26 primary election ballot.

“I have set the date for voters to decide the medical marijuana issue to be the June 26 primary election”, Governor Mary Fallin announced today. Governor Fallin had the option of putting the measure – State Question 788 – to a vote of the people in June, or in November during the general election. The governor was given this choice following a successful signature gathering campaign which forced the state to put the medical cannabis legalization measure to a vote of the people.

The proposed law would allow patients to possess up to three ounces of cannabis (eight in a private residence) and up to 72 ounces of cannabis edibles. They would also be allowed to grow up to six mature cannabis plants, in addition to six seedlings. The measure states that “A regulatory office shall be established under the Oklahoma State Department of Health which will receive applications for medical license recipients, dispensaries, growers, and packagers within sixty (60) days of the passage of this initiative.” Cannabis would be taxed at 7%.

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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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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.

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Cannabis Oil Bill Passes Oklahoma Legislature

Cannabis oil.
Cannabis oil.

Oklahoma’s full Legislature has passed House Bill 2154, a bill to allow the use of cannabis oil by those with epilepsy who receive a recommendation from a physician. The measure was passed unanimously, 46 to 0, by the state’s Senate, and was approved 85 to 5 by the state’s House of Representatives.

The proposal would authorize university medical centers to produce, dispense and study the medicine, which advocates say can be helpful for a wide range of conditions, especially seizure disorders such as epilepsy.

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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.

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