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Gov. Mary Fallin signs off on pared-down emergency rules for medical marijuana

Gov. Mary Fallin signs off on pared-down emergency rules for medical marijuana

Bulk of medical marijuana regulations will be left to Legislature

Tulsa World
By Samantha Vicent
Aug 6, 2018

Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday signed the revised emergency rules the Oklahoma State Board of Health adopted last week for medical marijuana, saying her approval of the “basic” framework given to her “moves medical marijuana to the realm of our Legislature.”

The state Board of Health voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of emergency rules that, most notably, rescinded controversial regulations that banned smokable medical marijuana sales, mandated a cap on THC content in products and required a pharmacist on-site at dispensaries. There is also no longer an expressed requirement for women of “childbearing age” to take a pregnancy test as a condition of receiving a physician’s recommendation for medical marijuana.

Fallin’s signature means the rules supersede the set she approved on July 11 — one day after the board presented her office with the proposal, which contained last-minute amendments regarding smokables and pharmacists. However, lawsuits filed July 13 in Cleveland and Oklahoma counties over the Health Board’s previous actions remain pending... FULL ARTICLE

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