Oklahoma Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Signatures submitted for Oklahoma recreational marijuana ballot measure

A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma has submitted signatures to qualify the measure for a statewide vote after saying it may not have enough to qualify for the November ballot. The pro-marijuana group Green the Vote submitted the signatures Wednesday to the secretary of state for review. Green the Vote said […]

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Oklahoma governor approves less restrictive medical cannabis rules

Gov. Mary Fallin signed off this week on the do-over in Oklahoma’s emergency medical marijuana regulations – rules that revert to more business-friendly MMJ provisions. They: Permit sales of smokable marijuana. Remove the requirement for each dispensary to have a licensed pharmacist. Lift restrictions on THC levels. The revisions, adopted last week by the state Board […]

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Oklahoma reverses rules that could have hampered medical cannabis industry

The Oklahoma Board of Health voted Wednesday to adopt new rules for its medical marijuana industry, reversing ones it hurriedly adopted last month that were criticized by the state’s attorney general as well as MMJ proponents. The new regulations, which were proposed last week by the state’s Medical Marijuana Authority, should provide greater business opportunities for […]

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Oklahoma regulators move to drop controversial medical cannabis rules

Oklahoma medical marijuana regulators proposed new emergency rules Friday that, as expected, dropped controversial provisions that critics charged would have stymied the state’s new MMJ program. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority’s amended rules would: Eliminate a ban on sales of smokable marijuana. Remove the requirement for a licensed pharmacist to be in each dispensary. Lift limits […]

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Oklahoma lawyers’ group cautions members about medical cannabis industry

The Oklahoma Bar Association warned its members about getting involved in the state’s new medical marijuana industry, an advisory that could discourage lawyers from representing cannabis businesses. The warning came in an email newsletter to members. The advisory: Urged “caution due to ramifications of state and federal law being in conflict.” Recommended that members “may […]

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Recreational marijuana initiative in Oklahoma unlikely to make November ballot

Oklahoma state officials said this week that two marijuana initiatives, including one to legalize recreational cannabis, probably do not have enough time to make the November election ballot. Here are the basics of the situation: The deadline for submitting signatures is Aug. 8. Gov. Mary Fallin must sign off by Aug. 27 to put the […]

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Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program could become less restrictive – again

Oklahoma’s new medical marijuana industry – which became more restrictive a week ago after regulators implemented new rules that included a ban on smokable flower – appears headed back to a more wide-open structure as conceived by the voter-approved initiative. And state regulators are expected to begin accepting dispensary applications next month. Here’s what you […]

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Oklahoma gov tells regulators to pull controversial medical marijuana rules

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has reversed herself and said health regulators should rescind controversial rules that threatened to curb the growth of the state’s new medical marijuana program. The State Health Board last week approved rules banning smokable flower and requiring dispensaries to have a pharmacist on staff. Fallin quickly signed off on the regulations. But […]

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OK adds limits to medical cannabis rules, including restriction on smokable MMJ

The wide-open medical marijuana measure approved by Oklahoma voters just got more restrictive after state health regulators took steps to prohibit the sale of smokable cannabis and require dispensaries to employ a pharmacist. That’s not good news for entrepreneurs looking forward to the potential of an unrestricted market. Immediately after Oklahoma’s landmark June 26 vote, Marijuana Business Daily projected […]

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Oklahoma medical cannabis market still relatively open under draft rules

Oklahoma’s nascent medical marijuana industry would be relatively open with no explicit license caps or patient-condition restrictions under the state’s proposed rules published over the weekend. However,  a coalition of medical providers on Monday, according to media reports, called for a ban on smokable marijuana, restrictions on the number of dispensaries and a requirement that a pharmacist be […]

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