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Questions abound about oklahoma's medical marijuana law

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2015 file photo shows marijuana plants a few weeks away from harvest in a medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. A survey of U.S. cancer doctors released on Thursday, May 10, 2018, finds nearly half say they've recently recommended medical marijuana to patients, although most say they don't know enough about medicinal use. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
FILE - This Sept. 15, 2015 file photo shows marijuana plants a few weeks away from harvest in a medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. A survey of U.S. cancer doctors released on Thursday, May 10, 2018, finds nearly half say they've recently recommended medical marijuana to patients, although most say they don't know enough about medicinal use. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

The Oklahoman's Meg Wingerter took a look at some unanswered questions as Oklahoma's medical marijuana initiative moves forward: 

Oklahoma City — The Oklahoma State Department of Health will begin accepting applications to grow, sell and use marijuana in less than a month, but many questions remain unanswered.

The Board of Health will meet Wednesday to vote on proposed new regulations, which would repeal unpopular rules like banning sales of smokable marijuana, requiring dispensaries to hire pharmacists and limiting the amount of THC, a psychoactive chemical, in marijuana products.

The board had approved the rules on July 10, but the attorney general's office said it likely overstepped its bounds. The language of State Question 788, which legalized medical marijuana in Oklahoma, gave the board the responsibility to make food safety rules for edible products and to issue licenses, not much else. Those tight boundaries could leave some questions unanswered until the Legislature returns in February.

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In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers and rescue workers carry an injured person on a stretcher, right, as airline workers, left, walk away from the site where an Aeromexico airliner crashed in a field near the airport in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The jetliner crashed while taking off during a severe storm, smacking down in a field nearly intact then catching fire, and officials said it appeared everyone on board escaped the flames. (Red Cross Durango via AP)
In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers and rescue workers carry an injured person on a stretcher, right, as airline workers, left, walk away from the site where an Aeromexico airliner crashed in a field near the airport in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The jetliner crashed while taking off during a severe storm, smacking down in a field nearly intact then catching fire, and officials said it appeared everyone on board escaped the flames. (Red Cross Durango via AP)

Miracle in Aeromexico crash 

No deaths have been reported in an accident involving an Aeromexico plane Tuesday in Durango, Mexico, the airline said.

Ninety-seven passengers and four crew were on board the Embraer 190 aircraft, said Mexico Transportation Minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza. The accident occurred shortly after takeoff and the plane ended up in a field just beyond the runway.

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Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›

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