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Lawsuit filed against state of Oklahoma, Gov. Fallin in response to emergency marijuana regulations

Posted at 10:55 AM, Jul 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-13 19:48:18-04

OKLAHOMA COUNTY -- Green the Vote announced Friday that a lawsuit has been filed in Oklahoma County against the state of Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin, the Oklahoma Department of Health and five members of the Oklahoma Department of Health in response to emergency medical marijuana regulations passed by the department of health. 

The lawsuit filed is Green the Vote and Kenny Wogoman's efforts to undo the "wrongful acts of the Oklahoma Department of Health in adopting amendments to the regulations implementing State Initiative 788."

A press conference was held at 2 p.m. at Hemp RX in Tulsa in reference to the lawsuit. Watch the news conference in the video player above.

A separate lawsuit was filed in Cleveland County over the policies after the state board of health approved an emergency ban on smokable marijuana and will require pharmacists to be on hand at dispensaries.

The last-minute change was supported by groups representing doctors, hospitals and pharmacists who opposed medical marijuana, but infuriated supporters of the state question, who say it undermined the original purpose of the question.

Those involved in the lawsuit say the hope it will quickly resolve the "improper regulations and allow Oklahoma citizens to exercise their rights to manage their own health care."

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