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Gov. Stitt signs medical marijuana 'Unity Bill' into law

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Posted at 3:52 PM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 16:52:55-04

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday signed House Bill 2612, otherwise known as the "Unity Bill," which will regulate the medical marijuana industry.

The bill addresses testing, labeling, work place safety issue and employer and employee rights. It sets up guidelines for inspections, inventory testing and tracking, advertising and packaging and labeling, among other things. It also specifies that medical marijuana patients can buy and possess firearms.

The bill is largely bipartisan, thus its nickname.

Although it establishes various regulations, the bill is not aimed at curbing the explosive growth of the medical marijuana industry in Oklahoma.

The state's new Medical Marijuana Authority has approved nearly 55,000 patient licenses since August and has been overwhelmed with thousands of applications each week.

Read the full bill here.

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