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8 notable moments in Oklahoma's medical marijuana saga

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It's been a crazy couple of weeks since Oklahomans voted "yes" for medical marijuana. Here are 8 notable moments since the polls closed.

Changes requested

July 9: Medical groups advocate for large changes to the state’s marijuana rules.

Approved but objected to

July 10: The state health board approves those changes, along with its previously drafted rules, over the objections of general counsel Julie Ezell.

Author unknown

July 11: Gov. Mary Fallin signs emergency rules into place. The health department reveals Ezell’s office didn’t write the changes, a strange break from its traditional rule-making process. The author is still unknown.

It's getting handled?

July 12: The legislature announces a “working group” will handle marijuana regulations.

Lawsuits, of course

July 13: Two lawsuits are filed challenging the rules.

Criticism

July 16: Gubernatorial candidates criticize the health board’s decision.

The unexpected

July 17: Ezell’s resignation is announced and she is charged with three crimes.

From the AG and Governor

July 18: Attorney General Mike Hunter and Gov. Mary Fallin advise the health board overturn its rules. The board’s president says a meeting will be held to reconsider.

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Richard Hall

Richard Hall is an award-winning newsroom developer, editor and blogger for NewsOK. He was born in Austin, Texas, spent his childhood in southern California and has lived in Norman since 1999. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2008. Read more ›

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