Oklahoma Voters Legalize Medical Cannabis

Oklahoma voters have legalized medical cannabis through the passage of State Question 788.

The initiative allows those with a recommendation from a physician to possess and use up to three ounces of cannabis (eight ounces at home), and up to 72 ounces of cannabis-infused products such as tinctures, edibles and topicals. Patients will also be allowed to grow up to six mature cannabis plants, and six seedlings.

State Question 788 – which passed with around 56% support – legalizes a licensed and regulated system of marijuana cultivation centers and retail outlets, with the latter authorized to sell medical cannabis to any qualified patient.

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Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Initiative Being Voted On Next Week

Next week, on June 26, an initiative to legalize medical marijuana will be up for a vote in Oklahoma.

State Question 788, to legalize medical cannabis, will be voted on June 26 in Oklahoma. Put forth by the nonprofit Oklahomans for Health, the initiative would allow those with a doctor recommendation to legally possess and use medical cannabis and cannabis products. A state-licensed system of dispensaries would be authorized to sell the plant to qualified patients. The proposal doesn’t establish a list of qualifying conditions, instead leaving it up to physicians to decide who can benefit from the medicine.

Under the initiative patients would be allowed to purchase and possess up to three ounces of cannabis, and up to 72 ounces of cannabis-infused products such as edibles and topicals.

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In Just Three Weeks Oklahoma Voters Will Have Opportunity to Legalize Medical Cannabis

On June 26 – just three weeks and a day from now – Oklahoma voters will have the opportunity to legalize medical cannabis.

Oklahoma would become the next state to legalize medical cannabis if voters approve State Question 788 on June 26. Put forth by the nonprofit Oklahomans for Health, the proposal would allow those with a doctor recommendation to legally possess and use medical cannabis and cannabis products. A state-licensed system of dispensaries would be authorized to sell the medicine to qualified patients.

Under the initiative patients would be allowed to purchase and possess up to three ounces of cannabis, and up to 72 ounces of cannabis-infused products such as edibles and topicals.

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Oklahoma Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill

A fairly restrictive bill that would legalize the medical use of marijuana has been given approval by a key Senate committee in Oklahoma.

medical-marijuana-symbolOklahoma’s Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 6 to 5 today to pass Senate Bill 1120, which was filed by Senator Ervin Yen (R). The proposal is far more restrictive than a medical marijuana initiative (State Question 788) which is up for a public vote this November.

Senate Bill 1120 would allow those with certain medical conditions (such as neuropathic pain, persistent muscle spasms due to multiple sclerosis or paraplegia and intractable nausea or vomiting due to chemotherapy) to possess and use marijuana and marijuana products for medical purposes. Unfortunately the measure doesn’t allow marijuana to be smoked, requiring patients to consume the medicine through other means such as tinctures, edibles and vaping.

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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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Initiative to Legalize Medical Marijuana Placed on 2018 Ballot in Oklahoma

Oklahoma voters will have the opportunity next year to legalize medical cannabis.

Advocates have successfully collected and submitted enough valid signatures on their initiative to legalize medical marijuana to put it to a vote in one of the nation’s most conservative states. State Question 788 will appear on the November, 2018 ballot and would legalize the possession, use and licensed distribution of cannabis for medical purposes.

The proposed law – which taxes cannabis at 7% – would allow patients to possess up to three ounces of marijuana (eight in a private residence) and up to 72 ounces of marijuana 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.”

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New Oklahoma Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana

A new Oklahoma bill would legalize medical marijuana including a system of dispensaries.

State Representative Eric Proctor (D-Tulsa) filed House Bill 1877, which would legalize medical marijuana for those who receive a recommendation from a physician and register with the Department of Health. Patients would be allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces at a given time.

The proposal would establish a licensed system of medical marijuana dispensaries as a means of safe access for patients; these would be supplied by separate licensed cultivation centers.

Qualifying medical conditions for marijuana use under the measure are:

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It’s Official: Oklahoma Voters to Have Opportunity to Legalize Medical Cannabis

oklahomaOklahoma’s State Question 788, which would legalize medical cannabis, has officially gone through all of the hurdles necessary to be placed before voters. However, the measure won’t be placed on this November’s ballot, but instead will be voted on in 2018; this is unless a special election is decided upon for next year.

Proponents of the initiative recently submitted roughly 67,000 signatures, considerably more than the number required to put it before a vote of the people, and it has now also gone through the mandated 10-day period where the public can protest the initiative’s language.

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Oklahoma: Medical Cannabis Legalization Initiative to be on November Ballot

OklahomaOklahoma is set to be the fourth state voting this November on the legalization of medical cannabis alongside Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota; five other states are voting on the legalization of cannabis for all uses (Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine, Arizona and California).

Oklahoma Secretary of State Chris Benge announced today that proponents of State Question 788 have submitted 67,761 valid signatures for the initiative, more than the 65,987 required to place the measure on the November 8th general election ballot. The initiative would legalize the possession, use and licensed distribution of cannabis for those who receive a recommendation from a physician.

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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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