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Oklahoma Board of Health bans sales of smokeable marijuana

Raymond Jennings credits smoking medical marijuana with helping him keep up the strength to survive his cancer battle.

And he worries that other Oklahomans won’t have the same opportunity, after the state Board of Health voted to ban sales of marijuana flowers and leaves, the forms that patients can smoke.

Jennings, of Broken Arrow, said he underwent three rounds of chemotherapy and 35 radiation treatments to kill stage four squamous cell skin cancer. He said he’d never smoked and didn’t like the idea of using marijuana, but was so weak from being unable to eat that he agreed to try it. He received the marijuana in Colorado, where it already was legal.

“I can tell you, without smoking marijuana, I wouldn’t be here today,” he said. “It’s the only thing that stopped the nausea.”

The board, which oversees the Oklahoma State Department of Health, voted Tuesday morning on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. It also added two new rules that a coalition of health groups had pushed: the ban on smoking products and a requirement that dispensaries hire a pharmacist.

Chuck Skilings, a board member and the CEO of St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital, said allowing the sale of smokeable marijuana would be a step backward for public health.

“I don’t think we’re protecting the public that doesn’t smoke,” he said. “I think we’re imposing a hazard.”

Patients who want to grow their own marijuana to smoke still will be allowed to.

Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, cautioned board members that the two new rules they added to the proposed rules might not be allowed under State Question 788, which legalized medical marijuana. That could invite a court challenge, she said.

Tom Bates, interim commissioner of the Health Department, said the department had expected some court challenges, regardless of whether the board added the dispensary restrictions. The board will continue to revisit the rules over the next months, while Health Department staff continue working out the logistics surrounding legalization, he said.

“We didn’t chisel anything today in granite,” he said.

The rules will go to Gov. Mary Fallin for approval. Licenses will be available starting July 26, and the Health Department will start accepting the completed forms on Aug. 25.

Dr. Jean Hausheer, president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, praised the vote.

“We are pleased with the rules adopted today by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and look forward to working with them to promote public health throughout the state,” she said in a news release.

Few others said they were pleased.

New Health Solutions Oklahoma, a medical marijuana trade group, called on Fallin to reject the rules or call a special legislative session. Fallin had said she would call a special session, but back down after Oklahomans approved the state question by a relatively wide margin.

Bud Scott, New Health’s executive director, said it would financially unfeasible for every dispensary to employ a pharmacist, and that the rules ban products that are widely available in other states with medical marijuana laws.

“This is an attempt to kneecap the program, not a good-faith effort to implement it safely,” he said in a news release. “These rules are unworkable for a functional medical cannabis industry.”

Pharmacists are the best people to dispense marijuana because they have training in chemistry and drug interactions, said board member R. Murali Krishna, who is also president of Integris’ James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit.

“We want to implement the law, but we want to do it in a way that’s safe,” he said.

Chip Paul, one of the founders of the pro-medical marijuana group Oklahomans for Health, said the group opposes requiring dispensaries to hire pharmacists, but the vote was an important step toward a working medical marijuana framework.

“I know the activist community. They won’t be happy about this at all,” he said. “But there’s really good aspects to what’s been done here.”

The room where the board met held only a few dozen people, who listened silently, other than when Paul briefly applauded a vote to pass most of the rules before returning to the two amendments. Most spectators were directed to a downstairs room where they could watch a live feed of the meeting.

Some lawmakers on both sides of the aisle voiced dissatisfaction Tuesday. Rep. Forrest Bennett, an Oklahoma City Democrat, said on Twitter that he objected to banning sales of smoking products and some edible products, such as gummy bears and animal-shaped candies. Ezell said the restrictions on edibles were meant to reduce their appeal to children.

“Today, the Health Department ignored the will of the people re: SQ788,” Bennett said in a tweet. “By banning many edible forms and now banning smokable products, they’re attacking the spirit of the law. I will do everything I can to correct this, and I’m sure many of my House colleagues feel the same.”

House Majority Floor Leader Jon Echols, an Oklahoma City Republican, said in a phone call he was blindsided by the amendments Tuesday, even though he had been in touch with medical marijuana groups, the business community and the Health Department. The ban on selling smokeable forms of marijuana and the pharmacist requirement had never come up before, he said.

“I called to find out what happened with those new regulations, to figure out if I was being negotiated with in bad faith or how did this happen?” he said. “What appears to have happened is the unelected board of health chose to amend those regulations on the spot, to things that had never been discussed.”

For many people, the first time they had heard of the proposed amendments was at a press conference at the Oklahoma State Medical Association on Monday. The association and a coalition of other medical groups had asked the board for the two amendments, and for a limit on the number of dispensary licenses available. The board discussed a limit, but didn’t take a vote on it.

Echols said the vote was an example of a need to place boards under the control of the Legislature, which was part of the failed Step Up revenue plan earlier this year.

“In Oklahoma, our system of government gives unelected boards almost complete authority and this is a perfect example of that,” he said.

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Voters in precincts 97 and 98 shared voting booth space inside the Midwest City Community Church of the Nazarene near SE 15 and Post Rd during primary election voting on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. An election worker at the site described voter turnout as &quot;heavy,'&quot; saying that lines of voters waiting to cast their ballots were at least 12-20 deep most of the day, and at times, the line extended out the door and into the parking lot. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="A man sits at a voting cubicle to mark his ballot. Voters in precincts 97 and 98 shared voting booth space inside the Midwest City Community Church of the Nazarene near SE 15 and Post Rd during primary election voting on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. An election worker at the site described voter turnout as &quot;heavy,'&quot; saying that lines of voters waiting to cast their ballots were at least 12-20 deep most of the day, and at times, the line extended out the door and into the parking lot. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>A man sits at a voting cubicle to mark his ballot. Voters in precincts 97 and 98 shared voting booth space inside the Midwest City Community Church of the Nazarene near SE 15 and Post Rd during primary election voting on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. An election worker at the site described voter turnout as &quot;heavy,'&quot; saying that lines of voters waiting to cast their ballots were at least 12-20 deep most of the day, and at times, the line extended out the door and into the parking lot. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-657d6bb87502b2c184bfde436c5a30cc.jpg" alt="Photo - Voters in precincts 97 and 98 shared voting booth space inside the Midwest City Community Church of the Nazarene near SE 15 and Post Rd during primary election voting on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. An election worker at the site described voter turnout as &quot;heavy,'&quot; saying that lines of voters waiting to cast their ballots were at least 12-20 deep most of the day, and at times, the line extended out the door and into the parking lot. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Voters in precincts 97 and 98 shared voting booth space inside the Midwest City Community Church of the Nazarene near SE 15 and Post Rd during primary election voting on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. An election worker at the site described voter turnout as &quot;heavy,'&quot; saying that lines of voters waiting to cast their ballots were at least 12-20 deep most of the day, and at times, the line extended out the door and into the parking lot. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Voters in precincts 97 and 98 shared voting booth space inside the Midwest City Community Church of the Nazarene near SE 15 and Post Rd during primary election voting on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. An election worker at the site described voter turnout as &quot;heavy,'&quot; saying that lines of voters waiting to cast their ballots were at least 12-20 deep most of the day, and at times, the line extended out the door and into the parking lot. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7ed5d77ac6b90acd5530374fa0e2fae2.jpg" alt="Photo - Ron Marlatt and his wife, Liz, toast beverages after early voting results indicated a lead for the approval of SQ 788, the medical marijuana issue. The Marletts, who live in Warr Acres, attended a watch party at the Colcord Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City where a small group of medical marijuana supporters followed election results on television and electronic devices. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Ron Marlatt and his wife, Liz, toast beverages after early voting results indicated a lead for the approval of SQ 788, the medical marijuana issue. The Marletts, who live in Warr Acres, attended a watch party at the Colcord Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City where a small group of medical marijuana supporters followed election results on television and electronic devices. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Ron Marlatt and his wife, Liz, toast beverages after early voting results indicated a lead for the approval of SQ 788, the medical marijuana issue. The Marletts, who live in Warr Acres, attended a watch party at the Colcord Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City where a small group of medical marijuana supporters followed election results on television and electronic devices. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-49aa44a646dc499910c1847e525f86d8.jpg" alt="Photo - Brothers Elijah, 6, and Caleb Grotts, 4, enjoy a game of cornhole while accompanying their parents to a watch party on the patio of the Colcord Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City where a small group of medical marijuana supporters followed election results on television and electronic devices. These boys' mother, Lauren Grotts, was also keeping her attention focused on the House District 101 race, in which she was a candidate. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Brothers Elijah, 6, and Caleb Grotts, 4, enjoy a game of cornhole while accompanying their parents to a watch party on the patio of the Colcord Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City where a small group of medical marijuana supporters followed election results on television and electronic devices. These boys' mother, Lauren Grotts, was also keeping her attention focused on the House District 101 race, in which she was a candidate. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Brothers Elijah, 6, and Caleb Grotts, 4, enjoy a game of cornhole while accompanying their parents to a watch party on the patio of the Colcord Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City where a small group of medical marijuana supporters followed election results on television and electronic devices. These boys' mother, Lauren Grotts, was also keeping her attention focused on the House District 101 race, in which she was a candidate. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5a75cbd1705b7ce2116ab447ab032205.jpg" alt="Photo - Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb speaks to supporters after conceding the Republican primary race for governor at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb speaks to supporters after conceding the Republican primary race for governor at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb speaks to supporters after conceding the Republican primary race for governor at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-13994dede957656106e8c0eefa060fd3.jpg" alt="Photo - Kimberly Thomas smiles and jubilantly dances on the patio with a medical marijuana flag draped around her. Several hundred supporters of SQ 788 celebrate the passage of the medical marijuana initiative at a watch party Tuesday night, June 26, 2018, at the Speakeasy, near NW 50 and Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Kimberly Thomas smiles and jubilantly dances on the patio with a medical marijuana flag draped around her. Several hundred supporters of SQ 788 celebrate the passage of the medical marijuana initiative at a watch party Tuesday night, June 26, 2018, at the Speakeasy, near NW 50 and Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Kimberly Thomas smiles and jubilantly dances on the patio with a medical marijuana flag draped around her. Several hundred supporters of SQ 788 celebrate the passage of the medical marijuana initiative at a watch party Tuesday night, June 26, 2018, at the Speakeasy, near NW 50 and Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-eb13900bf8d2458b924b3e3fe10cf2f9.jpg" alt="Photo - Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb speaks to supporters next to his wife, Monica, as he concedes the Republican primary race for governor at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb speaks to supporters next to his wife, Monica, as he concedes the Republican primary race for governor at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb speaks to supporters next to his wife, Monica, as he concedes the Republican primary race for governor at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-175d675f31c54f45dc3cfcc1d24cb80d.jpg" alt="Photo - Mick Cornett speaks with his family behind him at his watch party for Oklahoma Governor inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)" title="Mick Cornett speaks with his family behind him at his watch party for Oklahoma Governor inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)"><figcaption>Mick Cornett speaks with his family behind him at his watch party for Oklahoma Governor inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-94155fca39210edc26485aca36702925.jpg" alt="Photo - Mick Cornett speaks with a group of Mick for Governor volunteers at his watch part inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)" title="Mick Cornett speaks with a group of Mick for Governor volunteers at his watch part inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)"><figcaption>Mick Cornett speaks with a group of Mick for Governor volunteers at his watch part inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-da2d6b82b202490ffa7162c141318e1a.jpg" alt="Photo - Mick Cornett speaks with a group of Mick for Governor volunteers at his watch part inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)" title="Mick Cornett speaks with a group of Mick for Governor volunteers at his watch part inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)"><figcaption>Mick Cornett speaks with a group of Mick for Governor volunteers at his watch part inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5d404b34856c995da34dc95aa2c57110.jpg" alt="Photo - Mick Cornett looks at his wife Terri Cornett while speaking to supporters and volunteers during his watch party inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)" title="Mick Cornett looks at his wife Terri Cornett while speaking to supporters and volunteers during his watch party inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)"><figcaption>Mick Cornett looks at his wife Terri Cornett while speaking to supporters and volunteers during his watch party inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-13e23c8b6e6438bdd0e672ec2fa2296e.jpg" alt="Photo - Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb hugs his daughter, Lauren, next to his son, Griffin, and wife, Monica, during his speech to supporters conceding the Republican primary for governor at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb hugs his daughter, Lauren, next to his son, Griffin, and wife, Monica, during his speech to supporters conceding the Republican primary for governor at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb hugs his daughter, Lauren, next to his son, Griffin, and wife, Monica, during his speech to supporters conceding the Republican primary for governor at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c034805bb1bbb5c494283403bf4ddcc5.jpg" alt="Photo - Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb gives a concession speech at his election watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He is accompanied by his wife Monica and his son Griffin. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman" title="Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb gives a concession speech at his election watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He is accompanied by his wife Monica and his son Griffin. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb gives a concession speech at his election watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He is accompanied by his wife Monica and his son Griffin. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-256ba5928e6f3fa19a17c49bd5192c7b.jpg" alt="Photo - Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb gives a concession speech at his election watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He is accompanied by his wife Monica and his son Griffin. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman" title="Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb gives a concession speech at his election watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He is accompanied by his wife Monica and his son Griffin. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb gives a concession speech at his election watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He is accompanied by his wife Monica and his son Griffin. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-138627fc0921ec7f25923ea27f0232ef.jpg" alt="Photo - Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb gives his daughter Lauren a hug after thanking her for her role in his campaign videos at his election watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman" title="Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb gives his daughter Lauren a hug after thanking her for her role in his campaign videos at his election watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb gives his daughter Lauren a hug after thanking her for her role in his campaign videos at his election watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-138545d43fb2ade420a48185d95035e9.jpg" alt="Photo - Mick Cornett takes a selfie with family and friends at his watch part inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)" title="Mick Cornett takes a selfie with family and friends at his watch part inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)"><figcaption>Mick Cornett takes a selfie with family and friends at his watch part inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0cadb07472a11cf2f5549444158830de.jpg" alt="Photo - Mick Cornett speaks to supporters and volunteers at his watch party inside the Tower Theater after winning the Republican primary for Oklahoma Governor in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)" title="Mick Cornett speaks to supporters and volunteers at his watch party inside the Tower Theater after winning the Republican primary for Oklahoma Governor in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)"><figcaption>Mick Cornett speaks to supporters and volunteers at his watch party inside the Tower Theater after winning the Republican primary for Oklahoma Governor in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7f81645b29bd799dc52defbd1dd93579.jpg" alt="Photo - Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb hugs Peggy Smalley after speaking to supporters and conceding the Republican primary for governor at his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb hugs Peggy Smalley after speaking to supporters and conceding the Republican primary for governor at his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb hugs Peggy Smalley after speaking to supporters and conceding the Republican primary for governor at his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0cbb23387668c89d0ca639be6b0ca101.jpg" alt="Photo - Mick Cornett speaks to supporters and volunteers at his watch part inside the Tower Theater after winning the Republican primary for Oklahoma Governor in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)" title="Mick Cornett speaks to supporters and volunteers at his watch part inside the Tower Theater after winning the Republican primary for Oklahoma Governor in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)"><figcaption>Mick Cornett speaks to supporters and volunteers at his watch part inside the Tower Theater after winning the Republican primary for Oklahoma Governor in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8494eae7dc2238f14a1cfdb280be2e4c.jpg" alt="Photo - Attorney General Mike Hunter gives a speech during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He is accompanied by his wife Cheryl, right, and his son and daughter-in-law, Barrett and Rachael Hunter. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman" title="Attorney General Mike Hunter gives a speech during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He is accompanied by his wife Cheryl, right, and his son and daughter-in-law, Barrett and Rachael Hunter. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Attorney General Mike Hunter gives a speech during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He is accompanied by his wife Cheryl, right, and his son and daughter-in-law, Barrett and Rachael Hunter. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f58e68ad29f818c245b9227e893efcff.jpg" alt="Photo - Leslie Collum, a registered nurse, is nearly in tears as she savors an apparent victory as election totals are announced. Collum planted signs, waved signs on roadsides and at intersections and worked &quot;so very hard&quot; for the passage of SQ 788. Several hundred supporters of SQ 788 celebrate the passage of the medical marijuana initiative at a watch party Tuesday night, June 26, 2018, at the Speakeasy, near NW 50 and Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Leslie Collum, a registered nurse, is nearly in tears as she savors an apparent victory as election totals are announced. Collum planted signs, waved signs on roadsides and at intersections and worked &quot;so very hard&quot; for the passage of SQ 788. Several hundred supporters of SQ 788 celebrate the passage of the medical marijuana initiative at a watch party Tuesday night, June 26, 2018, at the Speakeasy, near NW 50 and Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Leslie Collum, a registered nurse, is nearly in tears as she savors an apparent victory as election totals are announced. Collum planted signs, waved signs on roadsides and at intersections and worked &quot;so very hard&quot; for the passage of SQ 788. Several hundred supporters of SQ 788 celebrate the passage of the medical marijuana initiative at a watch party Tuesday night, June 26, 2018, at the Speakeasy, near NW 50 and Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d78e29f4022ac99d50401ca136a4deb3.jpg" alt="Photo - Kimberly Thomas smiles and jubilantly dances on the patio with a medical marijuana flag draped around her. Several hundred supporters of SQ 788 celebrate the passage of the medical marijuana initiative at a watch party Tuesday night, June 26, 2018, at the Speakeasy, near NW 50 and Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Kimberly Thomas smiles and jubilantly dances on the patio with a medical marijuana flag draped around her. Several hundred supporters of SQ 788 celebrate the passage of the medical marijuana initiative at a watch party Tuesday night, June 26, 2018, at the Speakeasy, near NW 50 and Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Kimberly Thomas smiles and jubilantly dances on the patio with a medical marijuana flag draped around her. Several hundred supporters of SQ 788 celebrate the passage of the medical marijuana initiative at a watch party Tuesday night, June 26, 2018, at the Speakeasy, near NW 50 and Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b81924e581756c4f1f00bf6351748142.jpg" alt="Photo - Mick Cornett waves to supporters and volunteers at his watch party after winning the Republican primary for Oklahoma Governor inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)" title="Mick Cornett waves to supporters and volunteers at his watch party after winning the Republican primary for Oklahoma Governor inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)"><figcaption>Mick Cornett waves to supporters and volunteers at his watch party after winning the Republican primary for Oklahoma Governor inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-475dcab5ae944ba09afb5d553477a5bc.jpg" alt="Photo - Mick Cornett hugs his wife Terri Cornett after winning the Republican primary for Oklahoma Governor inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)" title="Mick Cornett hugs his wife Terri Cornett after winning the Republican primary for Oklahoma Governor inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)"><figcaption>Mick Cornett hugs his wife Terri Cornett after winning the Republican primary for Oklahoma Governor inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fe253a218490223d4e8146d3c1c78ba6.jpg" alt="Photo - Attorney General Mike Hunter gives a speech during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He is accompanied by his wife Cheryl, right, and his son and daughter-in-law, Barrett and Rachael Hunter. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman" title="Attorney General Mike Hunter gives a speech during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He is accompanied by his wife Cheryl, right, and his son and daughter-in-law, Barrett and Rachael Hunter. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Attorney General Mike Hunter gives a speech during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He is accompanied by his wife Cheryl, right, and his son and daughter-in-law, Barrett and Rachael Hunter. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2cd4c5c4720f23646b457849fe73ea53.jpg" alt="Photo - Attorney General Mike Hunter stands with his daughter-in-law Rachael Hunter as he goes through his notes for a speech at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman" title="Attorney General Mike Hunter stands with his daughter-in-law Rachael Hunter as he goes through his notes for a speech at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Attorney General Mike Hunter stands with his daughter-in-law Rachael Hunter as he goes through his notes for a speech at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e392b0962ca37f36c0db412c3e1d4173.jpg" alt="Photo - Attorney General Mike Hunter answers questions during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman" title="Attorney General Mike Hunter answers questions during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Attorney General Mike Hunter answers questions during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fe50fad6bb9675a9c28a214a0ce68294.jpg" alt="Photo - Attorney General Mike Hunter prepares for an interview during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman" title="Attorney General Mike Hunter prepares for an interview during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Attorney General Mike Hunter prepares for an interview during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-045610c252bc6838871bb3717a9bacda.jpg" alt="Photo - Attorney General Mike Hunter prepares for an interview during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman" title="Attorney General Mike Hunter prepares for an interview during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Attorney General Mike Hunter prepares for an interview during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9f5231cb086fa6a87a69eaddaab70f62.jpg" alt="Photo - Attorney General Mike Hunter talks to the media at his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Attorney General Mike Hunter talks to the media at his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Attorney General Mike Hunter talks to the media at his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-71524acba4c4b2c0479b3e91a7e7d031.jpg" alt="Photo - Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his primary victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman" title="Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his primary victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his primary victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4dc0187eb37e5fbce4cf63a57a5d9502.jpg" alt="Photo - A supporter watches democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson speak at his primary victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman" title="A supporter watches democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson speak at his primary victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A supporter watches democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson speak at his primary victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b29625fbf890cde438f421244bcb72fa.jpg" alt="Photo - Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his primary victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman" title="Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his primary victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his primary victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3eb24c8314206f6244b7c05d093b8be7.jpg" alt="Photo - Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his primary victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman" title="Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his primary victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his primary victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a5e50bab76286da5f95f9a89a1519831.jpg" alt="Photo - Leslie Collum, a registered nurse, shouts and claps as election totals are announced. Collum planted signs, waved signs on roadsides and at intersections and worked &quot;so very hard&quot; for the passage of SQ 788. Several hundred supporters of SQ 788 celebrate the passage of the medical marijuana initiative at a watch party Tuesday night, June 26, 2018, at the Speakeasy, near NW 50 and Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Leslie Collum, a registered nurse, shouts and claps as election totals are announced. Collum planted signs, waved signs on roadsides and at intersections and worked &quot;so very hard&quot; for the passage of SQ 788. Several hundred supporters of SQ 788 celebrate the passage of the medical marijuana initiative at a watch party Tuesday night, June 26, 2018, at the Speakeasy, near NW 50 and Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Leslie Collum, a registered nurse, shouts and claps as election totals are announced. Collum planted signs, waved signs on roadsides and at intersections and worked &quot;so very hard&quot; for the passage of SQ 788. Several hundred supporters of SQ 788 celebrate the passage of the medical marijuana initiative at a watch party Tuesday night, June 26, 2018, at the Speakeasy, near NW 50 and Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1a7efe557030c33fe18efaf82bf0f631.jpg" alt="Photo - Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, embraces his wife Linda Edmondson after addressing supporters at his primary victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman" title="Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, embraces his wife Linda Edmondson after addressing supporters at his primary victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, embraces his wife Linda Edmondson after addressing supporters at his primary victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1e1394de41508dc319da990d90aaee2e.jpg" alt="Photo - Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman" title="Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8d73942906eaddbf88bba9715c405ce2.jpg" alt="Photo - Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman" title="Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bc5b38d480b03349cb4d06711539b2f2.jpg" alt="Photo - Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, greets supporters before taking the stage at his victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman" title="Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, greets supporters before taking the stage at his victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, greets supporters before taking the stage at his victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4ffb5a372bf0de279c5b412a471e3ead.jpg" alt="Photo - Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks to supporters next to his wife, Cheryl, during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks to supporters next to his wife, Cheryl, during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks to supporters next to his wife, Cheryl, during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5b68d202f323682c088b371a57bf42b7.jpg" alt="Photo - Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks next to his wife, Cheryl Hunter, right, son Barrett Hunter, left, and daughter-in-law Rachael Hunter, at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks next to his wife, Cheryl Hunter, right, son Barrett Hunter, left, and daughter-in-law Rachael Hunter, at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks next to his wife, Cheryl Hunter, right, son Barrett Hunter, left, and daughter-in-law Rachael Hunter, at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3314fb99fa66e3c25881d204575d7220.jpg" alt="Photo - Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks to supporters next to his wife, Cheryl, during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks to supporters next to his wife, Cheryl, during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks to supporters next to his wife, Cheryl, during his watch party at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-63b11e3a572391d651b35c27a60003dc.jpg" alt="Photo - Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, prepares to take the stage at his victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman" title="Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, prepares to take the stage at his victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, prepares to take the stage at his victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3659b7fcfdb6c9f65c6569b3d45f0c85.jpg" alt="Photo - Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman" title="Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Democratic candidate for governor, Drew Edmondson, addresses supporters at his victory party in Oklahoma City on June 26, 2018. Nick Oxford for The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-03ed6db47a3becc39a36baf8f2234562.jpg" alt="Photo - Mick Cornett speaks with a KOTV 6 reporter at his watch part inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)" title="Mick Cornett speaks with a KOTV 6 reporter at his watch part inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)"><figcaption>Mick Cornett speaks with a KOTV 6 reporter at his watch part inside the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Alonzo Adams for The Oklahoman)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f9adc295629138f9d2344769e6360986.jpg" alt="Photo - People mingle at the watch party for Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, Republican candidate for governor, at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="People mingle at the watch party for Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, Republican candidate for governor, at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>People mingle at the watch party for Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, Republican candidate for governor, at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-18c6d275d662a0eb6354975caccca93c.jpg" alt="Photo - J.C. Watts at the watch party for Attorney General Mike Hunter at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="J.C. Watts at the watch party for Attorney General Mike Hunter at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>J.C. Watts at the watch party for Attorney General Mike Hunter at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-40c1c188045ba6209689512b08225c2a.jpg" alt="Photo - Ronald Osterhout visits with Becky Payton, board treasurer. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Ronald Osterhout visits with Becky Payton, board treasurer. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Ronald Osterhout visits with Becky Payton, board treasurer. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-50cc600f7153a78ac2e8b2f27636baae.jpg" alt="Photo - Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1c7b89a8eb08750c3b49a39b1646ec76.jpg" alt="Photo - Timothy Starkey, board president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Timothy Starkey, board president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Timothy Starkey, board president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d6cf99b686a658dd1d0a35198b6d3748.jpg" alt="Photo - Ronald Osterhout looks at notes in his binder. At left is Dr. R. Murali Krishna. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Ronald Osterhout looks at notes in his binder. At left is Dr. R. Murali Krishna. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Ronald Osterhout looks at notes in his binder. At left is Dr. R. Murali Krishna. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-65cef8ac8e7bc37dd4de632ab7005975.jpg" alt="Photo - Timothy Starkey, board president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Timothy Starkey, board president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Timothy Starkey, board president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-55abf0e21fa15ac772c1f7891a690aaf.jpg" alt="Photo - R. Murali Krishna, board member. Addressing the board is Julie Ezell, general counsel for the health department. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="R. Murali Krishna, board member. Addressing the board is Julie Ezell, general counsel for the health department. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>R. Murali Krishna, board member. Addressing the board is Julie Ezell, general counsel for the health department. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b43cddcaf77eea3a226beb1a05fb8d47.jpg" alt="Photo - Tom Bates, interim commissioner, Oklahoma Department of Health. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Tom Bates, interim commissioner, Oklahoma Department of Health. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Tom Bates, interim commissioner, Oklahoma Department of Health. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7fa935d713544c0ed7046766f07d01c5.jpg" alt="Photo - Tom Bates, interim commissioner, Oklahoma Department of Health. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Tom Bates, interim commissioner, Oklahoma Department of Health. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Tom Bates, interim commissioner, Oklahoma Department of Health. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-edbf18fdcf911078f88651c4255ba563.jpg" alt="Photo - Timothy Starkey, board president, right, greets Dr. Charles Grim. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Timothy Starkey, board president, right, greets Dr. Charles Grim. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Timothy Starkey, board president, right, greets Dr. Charles Grim. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0425bce21d81ac338069ce12420e0195.jpg" alt="Photo - Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4b1d3ac206a48401bd799d36ea36a4d5.jpg" alt="Photo - Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fe588716baa43de6ea9789e3a428cc5c.jpg" alt="Photo - R. Murai Krishna, left, and Ronald Osterhout. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="R. Murai Krishna, left, and Ronald Osterhout. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>R. Murai Krishna, left, and Ronald Osterhout. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-329597c1101f8cdfd1403e480b54cd9d.jpg" alt="Photo - Tom Bates, left, and Timothy Starkey. Bates is interim commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Health. Starkey is board president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Tom Bates, left, and Timothy Starkey. Bates is interim commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Health. Starkey is board president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Tom Bates, left, and Timothy Starkey. Bates is interim commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Health. Starkey is board president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5179f141cea5e8353151bfd6cc4c4db3.jpg" alt="Photo - From left, Dr. R. Murali Krishna, Ronald Osterhout and Becky Payton. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="From left, Dr. R. Murali Krishna, Ronald Osterhout and Becky Payton. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>From left, Dr. R. Murali Krishna, Ronald Osterhout and Becky Payton. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-989f634eaad370e4eb1e7463ecfde157.jpg" alt="Photo - Juli Ezell, general counsel for the health department, explains proposed regulations to board members. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Juli Ezell, general counsel for the health department, explains proposed regulations to board members. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Juli Ezell, general counsel for the health department, explains proposed regulations to board members. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b5081eddb8c6cff76d401858d09e8d6f.jpg" alt="Photo - R. Murali Krishna, board member. Addressing the board is Julie Ezell, general counsel for the health department. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="R. Murali Krishna, board member. Addressing the board is Julie Ezell, general counsel for the health department. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>R. Murali Krishna, board member. Addressing the board is Julie Ezell, general counsel for the health department. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0753ae5b5fc5f2b472fe38a6674a13c9.jpg" alt="Photo - Julie Ezell distributes copies of proposal to members of the board. From left are Tom Bates. interim chairman for the Oklahoma Department of Health; Timothy Starkey, board president; Dr. Jenny Alexopulos, and Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Julie Ezell distributes copies of proposal to members of the board. From left are Tom Bates. interim chairman for the Oklahoma Department of Health; Timothy Starkey, board president; Dr. Jenny Alexopulos, and Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Julie Ezell distributes copies of proposal to members of the board. From left are Tom Bates. interim chairman for the Oklahoma Department of Health; Timothy Starkey, board president; Dr. Jenny Alexopulos, and Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c4e75b05659f7eb4bc9cb2185142535d.jpg" alt="Photo - The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6d5039384f188737d2d5407ba87e0fdc.jpg" alt="Photo - From left, Timothy Starkey, board president; Dr. Jenny Alexopulos, and Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="From left, Timothy Starkey, board president; Dr. Jenny Alexopulos, and Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>From left, Timothy Starkey, board president; Dr. Jenny Alexopulos, and Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1bca9a4c61df45aaa1086b20b3e39da0.jpg" alt="Photo - The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-dc0452dee6a036f338b10bcaa5f9cd35.jpg" alt="Photo - Juli Ezell, general counsel for the health department, explains proposed regulations to board members. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Juli Ezell, general counsel for the health department, explains proposed regulations to board members. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Juli Ezell, general counsel for the health department, explains proposed regulations to board members. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9fb968a52c187fd1fbe6a60b46646727.jpg" alt="Photo - Juli Ezell, general counsel for the health department, explains proposed regulations to board members. Seated at left is Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. At Right is Dr. R. Murali Krishna. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Juli Ezell, general counsel for the health department, explains proposed regulations to board members. Seated at left is Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. At Right is Dr. R. Murali Krishna. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Juli Ezell, general counsel for the health department, explains proposed regulations to board members. Seated at left is Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. At Right is Dr. R. Murali Krishna. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2f6d636d1669cd108f0064099d018111.jpg" alt="Photo - Julie Ezell, former general counsel for the health department, explains proposed regulations to board members. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman archives" title="Julie Ezell, former general counsel for the health department, explains proposed regulations to board members. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman archives"><figcaption>Julie Ezell, former general counsel for the health department, explains proposed regulations to board members. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman archives</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3c0b6e3bdb5e4cb18fd1848e850d3aae.jpg" alt="Photo - From left, Charles E. Skillings, Tom Bates and Timothy Starkey, board president. Bates is interim commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Health. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="From left, Charles E. Skillings, Tom Bates and Timothy Starkey, board president. Bates is interim commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Health. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>From left, Charles E. Skillings, Tom Bates and Timothy Starkey, board president. Bates is interim commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Health. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3335ecb37b8cbea772d2d1f8c98b4f6c.jpg" alt="Photo - From left are Tom Bates. interim chairman for the Oklahoma Department of Health; Timothy Starkey, board president; Dr. Jenny Alexopulos, and Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="From left are Tom Bates. interim chairman for the Oklahoma Department of Health; Timothy Starkey, board president; Dr. Jenny Alexopulos, and Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>From left are Tom Bates. interim chairman for the Oklahoma Department of Health; Timothy Starkey, board president; Dr. Jenny Alexopulos, and Dr. Edward Legako, board vice-president. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-53319ee2913213bd1facd977403021ed.jpg" alt="Photo - Seated, from left, are Dr. R. Murali Krishna, Ronald Osterhout and Becky Payton, board treasurer. Standing at podium is Julie Ezell, general counsel for the health department. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Seated, from left, are Dr. R. Murali Krishna, Ronald Osterhout and Becky Payton, board treasurer. Standing at podium is Julie Ezell, general counsel for the health department. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Seated, from left, are Dr. R. Murali Krishna, Ronald Osterhout and Becky Payton, board treasurer. Standing at podium is Julie Ezell, general counsel for the health department. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9916db439fdfe70c596de1384439f6d4.jpg" alt="Photo - One of two rooms set up with a television and audio to allow overflow crowd to watch the meeting. An official with the health department estimated the number of people in both rooms to be around 135. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="One of two rooms set up with a television and audio to allow overflow crowd to watch the meeting. An official with the health department estimated the number of people in both rooms to be around 135. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>One of two rooms set up with a television and audio to allow overflow crowd to watch the meeting. An official with the health department estimated the number of people in both rooms to be around 135. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d5eaaaf8fd276202a3176c911dd178c9.jpg" alt="Photo - From left are Dr. Charles Grim, Dr. Terry R. Gerard II and Charles E. Skillings. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="From left are Dr. Charles Grim, Dr. Terry R. Gerard II and Charles E. Skillings. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>From left are Dr. Charles Grim, Dr. Terry R. Gerard II and Charles E. Skillings. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d3c87726e51ac562bf03fc6ab094e170.jpg" alt="Photo - Charles E. Skilings, board member. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="Charles E. Skilings, board member. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>Charles E. Skilings, board member. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-08d4d84ea87e659d91fda5ae252bf966.jpg" alt="Photo - From left are Tom Bates. interim chairman for the Oklahoma Department of Health; Timothy Starkey, board president and Dr. Jenny Alexopulos. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman " title="From left are Tom Bates. interim chairman for the Oklahoma Department of Health; Timothy Starkey, board president and Dr. Jenny Alexopulos. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman "><figcaption>From left are Tom Bates. interim chairman for the Oklahoma Department of Health; Timothy Starkey, board president and Dr. Jenny Alexopulos. The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted at their monthly meeting Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018, to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist. The Board of Health voted on 75 pages of rules creating a rough framework for patients, physicians, caretakers and business owners interested in medical marijuana. The ban on sales of leaves and flowers for smoking and the requirement to hire a pharmacist weren’t in the draft rules presented to the board, but were a priority of a coalition of medical groups. Julie Ezell, the Health Department’s general counsel, presented the rules to a packed board room and to members of the public watching in an overflow room and online. She cautioned board members that the two new rules they added might not be allowed under the state question, inviting a court challenge. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9d99974685248c88052d91b9d713c197.jpg" alt="Photo - File: People watch as the Oklahoma State Board of Health adopts emergency rules for medical marijuana on Tuesday, July 10. Two controversial amendments, including a ban of sales of smokable marijuana, were added. The changes were met with immediate opposition by supporters and lawmakers alike. [Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman archives]" title="File: People watch as the Oklahoma State Board of Health adopts emergency rules for medical marijuana on Tuesday, July 10. Two controversial amendments, including a ban of sales of smokable marijuana, were added. The changes were met with immediate opposition by supporters and lawmakers alike. [Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman archives]"><figcaption>File: People watch as the Oklahoma State Board of Health adopts emergency rules for medical marijuana on Tuesday, July 10. Two controversial amendments, including a ban of sales of smokable marijuana, were added. The changes were met with immediate opposition by supporters and lawmakers alike. [Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman archives]</figcaption></figure>
Meg Wingerter

Meg Wingerter has covered health at The Oklahoman since July 2017. Previously, she lived in Topeka, Kansas, and worked at Kansas News Service and The Topeka Capital-Journal, where she earned awards... Read more ›

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