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What happens when SQ788 becomes legal on July 26?

Posted at 1:01 AM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 06:43:19-04

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.
  • 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.


Tulsa police issue statement on State Question 788, which is set to go into effect Thursday




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