So what happens when State Question 788, Oklahoma's medical marijuana law, becomes legal on July 26th?
Two things right now are being put into motion when the law goes into effect:
- Applications for the license.
According to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Board
- Applications should be available online and viewable, but the State Department of Health won't review or take submissions until August 25th.
- According to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Board
- Conflicting language with misdemeanor possession of marijuana
- An attorney for Green the Vote said a provision in SQ788 makes it only a misdemeanor offense (fine up tp $400/no more than 1.5 lbs of marijuana) for someone who can state a medical condition for using marijuana.
- Attorney Ron Durbin said this provision passed by voters conflicts with an existing state statute and would need to be addressed by the state legislature.
Right now a medical marijuana working group comprised of state lawmakers are meeting every Wednesday at the Oklahoma State Capitol to draft up a more permanent legal framework and regulatory process.
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