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Board of Health to review SQ 788 emergency rules, following Attorney General's advice

Posted at 3:19 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 16:21:52-04

The Oklahoma Board of Health on Wednesday said that it will review the emergency rules put in place for State Question 788, following the advice of Attorney General Mike Hunter.

The board says it will hold a meeting and consider changes as soon as possible.

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The board of health issued the following statement:

The Board of Health appreciates the quick review by the Attorney General and acknowledges the advice and counsel regarding the prior adoption of emergency rules on State Question 788. The legal analysis by the Attorney General provides clarity on several rules and the legal authority we have to construct a regulatory framework for a state-wide medical marijuana program.

I have asked Commissioner Bates and his staff to make sure the appropriate modifications are made as outlined by the Attorney General in today’s correspondence. The Board of Health will call a special meeting to consider these changes as soon as possible.

The OSDH staff has done an incredible job to prepare for implementation of this program and we want to make sure they have clear direction to meet the deadlines outlined in the state question and administer this new program. 

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