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Medical marijuana group introduces sample Oklahoma bill

Medical marijuana group introduces sample Oklahoma bill

Updated: Tue, July 24, 2018 2:17 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A medical marijuana trade group unveiled a sample bill it hopes Oklahoma lawmakers meeting this week will use as a starting point to create regulations for the cannabis market.

New Health Solutions Oklahoma announced its model bill last weekend called the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act. The group said the sample policy is a good foundation for the state's new bipartisan legislative panel tasked with recommending regulations for Oklahoma's new medical marijuana industry, the Oklahoman reported .

The panel will meet for the first time on Wednesday. Members of the panel said they want to make sure voters' intent is carried out in law instead of emergency regulations imposed by the Oklahoma Board of Health after State Question 788 passed last month.

The controversial rules approved earlier this month ban sales of smokable marijuana and require dispensaries to hire pharmacists. Attorney General Mike Hunter said last week that the board overstepped its authority with some rules he said weren't authorized under the medical marijuana law... FULL ARTICLE

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