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OK Health Board Will Meet Tuesday To Review Proposed Rules

The state will try to assemble a plan by the 60-day deadline

At Oklahoma’s June 26 primary election, voters made it abundantly clear they, too, are in support of an option in medical treatment that 29 other states have embraced: marijuana.

State Question 788 legalized the licensed use, sale and growth of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

The question the state has to answer now is how to implement the new law. The state is in new terrain now as it navigates through the regulation process.

In what could be as big a battle as SQ 788 passage was, there still are decidedly different points of view on the topic as the state tries to assemble a plan to implement the law by the 60-day deadline.

In her initial response after its passage, Gov. Mary Fallin said she respects the will of the voters, yet she has concerns.

“It is our responsibility as state leaders to look out for the health and safety of Oklahoma citizens,” she said. “As I mentioned in previous public comments, I believe, as well as many Oklahomans, this new law is written so loosely that it opens the door for basically recreational marijuana.”

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