Oklahoma lawmaker's bill sets rules for medical marijuana

Oklahoma lawmaker's bill sets rules for medical marijuana
Posted at 11:22 AM, Feb 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-20 12:29:36-05
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahomans won't vote until next year on whether to legalize medical marijuana, but a state lawmaker has already introduced legislation that would set the framework if sales of the drug are approved.
State Rep. Eric Proctor of Tulsa has introduced a measure that's nearly an exact replica of what's being considered in neighboring Arkansas, where medical marijuana was legalized by voters last November.
The bill mirror's Arkansas' proposed plan, calling for a maximum $7,500 fee to apply to run a dispensary and a maximum $15,000 fee to apply for a marijuana cultivation license.
Proctor, a Democrat, tells The Journal Record that he introduced the measure so the state is prepared if voters legalize the drug for medical use.

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