OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Legislation that would provide a framework for medical marijuana regulation in Oklahoma could be heard on the House floor as soon as next week.
The proposal sets guidelines for medical marijuana testing, tax collections, seed-to-sale product tracking, packaging and employment restrictions. The legislation also would create a regular fund for the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority and give the state Health Department the authority to handle monitoring and disciplinary actions.
The regulatory framework could cost nearly $10 million in its first year of implementation.
The House Rules Committee approved the bipartisan measure Thursday. House Majority Leader Jon Echols says there's a collective push to quickly establish regulation because medical marijuana use and sales are occurring across the state.
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