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Gov. Mary Fallin signs new marijuana rules; questions remain

Gov. Mary Fallin signs new marijuana rules; questions remain

Published: Tue, August 7, 2018 5:00 AM

Oklahoma City — Gov. Mary Fallin signed new rules for Oklahoma's medical marijuana market on Monday, but significant questions remain less than three weeks before patients can apply for licenses.

The Board of Health approved the new regulations on Wednesday, replacing those it had voted for on July 10. Fallin signed the original version one day after it passed.

The new version removes two controversial last-minute amendments, which forbade the sale of smokable marijuana and required dispensaries to hire pharmacists. It also got rid of other provisions the attorney general's office had said exceeded the board's authority, like capping the amount of the psychoactive chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in medical marijuana products and limiting dispensary hours.

While medical marijuana supporters had panned the original rules, they weren't thrilled with the new version, either... FULL ARTICLE

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