Thursday, February 21, 2013

Last Days to Act on Medical Marijuana Legislation in Oklahoma

Senator Constance Johnson (D-Oklahoma District 28) has reintroduced legislation to allow patients with qualifying conditions to use cannabis for therapeutic purposes. However, this measure must be heard by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee by Monday, February 25, or else the measure will be dead for the 2013 legislative session. Please take time today to contact the committee's chair, Senator Brian Crain, and request that he schedules a hearing for this important legislation. His office contact number is: (405)521-5620 .
Senate Bill 710 would allow qualifying patients to use cannabis with a physician's recommendation. Patients would be permitted to possess up to eight ounces of marijuana and cultivate up to twelve marijuana plants. SB 710 would also allow the state to license marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers. You can read the full text of this proposal here. You can read NORML's support of this legislative effort here.
NORML will continue to update you in the coming weeks as this proposal moves forward. You can learn more about this legislation from Oklahoma NORML and Tulsa NORML.

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