LEGAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN OKLAHOMA

With the passage of State Question 788, Medical Marijuana is now legal in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Health has created a set of Emergency Provisions titled Chapter 661 to help with the smooth and safe implementation of SQ 788. Even with it being technically legal to possess Medical Marijuana in the State of Oklahoma, all adults ages 18 and older who would like the opportunity to begin using Medical Marijuana for the alleviation of doctor-prescribed ailments need to apply for a Medical Marijuana Patient License with the Oklahoma Department of Health. Oursimplistic guide is based entirely off of what Chapter 661 says is the proper path to obtaining a license.

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WHAT DID STATE QUESTION 788 SAY?

State Question 788 was not very long and did not elicitly state the plan of action for implementation. It did specify on a few areas that are up for debate in the Oklahoma Government. The main purpose behind State Question 788 was to provide an introduction to Medical Marijuana for the State of Oklahoma and provide a new industry for us to tax to help support education, infrastructure, and social programs.

Proponents of 788 pointed to the benefits of Medical Marijuana usage and the extra revenue for the State Government while opponents pointed to the lack of rules or implementation plans mentioned in the bill. Regardless of where you stand on Medical Marijuana, educating yourself and speaking to your physician is the best plan of action if you have questions about Medical Marijuana usage for you or your loved ones.

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WHAT DID THE EMERGENCY PROVISIONS IN CHAPTER 661 SAY?

We'll give you the Cliffnotes version of 788. It essentially regulates the following areas, detailing how to acquire licenses and operate your cannabis business within full legality of Oklahoma State Law.

  • Patients
  • Physicians
  • Growers
  • Distributors
  • Dispensaries
  • Transporters
  • Research Laboratories