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Lawsuit targets Oklahoma medical marijuana licensing fees

Posted at 2:21 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 19:49:37-04

A class-action lawsuit for companies with a license to grow medical marijuana has filed a lawsuit against the State of Oklahoma and other government agencies.

According to the law firm handling the case, the suit targets licensing fees and the taxation process. It names several agencies along with the state, including the Oklahoma Department of Health, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

One of the plaintiffs, who is a disabled veteran from Weatherford, is fiiling suit on behalf of prescribers. The other plaintiff operates Caulfield Holdings Botanicals, Inc., and is focused on eliminating additional licensing requirements and collection of fees and to end the over-collection of taxes from medical marijuana patients.

In a Friday afternoon news conference, she said the state is over-regulating and hurting small businesses who just want to help people.

Laws went into effect earlier this year allowing licensed Oklahomans to use and grow marijuana for medicinal purposes.

The news conference can be viewed by clicking the video above.