Oklahoma Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Ongoing Coverage

This page will highlight the ongoing coverage of the issue of medical marijuana in Oklahoma.
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City says attorney Chad Moody relied on the wrong law in appealing a city council decision that scuttled his plans for a marijuana business

Unless there is a "material change in the character and use of surrounding properties," Moody must wait at least six months...

Health

Stitt signs bill for commercial hemp production

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed legislation establishing guidelines for producing commercial hemp in...

Business

Crowds flock to downtown Oklahoma City for CannaCon

Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry is diversifying at a rapid pace, and this week’s CannaCon shows just how far it has...

Business

CannaCon event will be at Cox Convention Center in OKC on Thursday and Friday

Nearly 200 exhibitors and thousands of visitors are expected to attend the CannaCon marijuana convention in Oklahoma City on...

Health

Nebraska's tough approach to medical marijuana may backfire

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Year after year, Nebraska's conservative lawmakers have rejected measures calling for limited and highly...

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Changing property needs: Diverse factors affect changes in industrial market

Medical marijuana and "last-mile" warehousing tied to rapid retail delivery are bringing increased occupancy, firming up lease...

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Interest in medical marijuana isn't waning, so state looks to adapt

Oklahoma’s cannabis industry is still a debated topic as the state adjusts to life post-medical marijuana legalization....

Health

Oklahoma medical marijuana sales still climbing, top $12M in March

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma tax officials say medical marijuana sales topped $12 million last month, marking the sixth...

Health

Budtenders in Oklahoma offer guidance, but lack medical training

Bridget Sharp found satisfying work dispensing drugs, but she’s no pharmacist. Sharp is a budtender at Blue Collar Criminals, a...

Health

'Safety-sensitive' medical marijuana changes may be delayed

Gov. Kevin Stitt recently signed the “Unity Bill” into law, but a new lawsuit could delay its effective date. What is the Unity...

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Labs necessary for medical marijuana industry

As business booms in the medical marijuana industry, so too do the number of ways to consume the product. Chemical production...

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Medical marijuana industry using specialized security services

Every business works to secure its assets, and those in the marijuana industry are no different. The difference between...

Health

Lawsuit calls medical marijuana bill unconstitutional

An attorney who resigned from the Oklahoma State Department of Health filed a lawsuit Tuesday against her former state agency,...

Health

Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

LONDON (AP) — Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times,...

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Medical marijuana patient sues, seeks injunction against 'Unity Bill' just signed into law

The former general counsel for the Oklahoma State Department of Health filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the agency on behalf of...

Business

New law provides clarity on marijuana use in safety sensitive jobs

Until this legislative session, Oklahoma employers had a big unanswered question regarding employees who hold safety sensitive...

News

Auction set for 21 vehicles forfeited in Oklahoma pot bust

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Federal officials in Tulsa are conducting an online auction for 21 vehicles forfeited by a man who pleaded...

Business

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 16, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $43 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

Health

Stitt signs Unity Bill regulating marijuana industry

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 2612 Thursday, a measure commonly referred to as the medical marijuana Unity Bill. The bill...

Health

Unity Bill passes Senate, set to be signed by Stitt

The medical marijuana Unity Bill passed the Oklahoma State Senate on Monday in a final legislative step before crossing the...

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Tulsa school board to vote on policy banning medical marijuana on district property

In keeping with federal law, the Tulsa school board on Monday will vote on a new policy that bans medical marijuana and sets...

Business

Unity Bill for medical marijuana regulations expected to clear Senate this week

A bill to regulate much of Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry is set for a final legislative step before potentially being...

Health

Docs can recommend marijuana via telemedicine visits

Can a physician recommend a medical marijuana permit without an in-person exam but instead by telemedicine? Yes. Before...

Health

Homegrown: Thousands attend Oklahoma City marijuana expo

Anthony Fletcher headed to State Fair Park on Saturday not sure of what to expect. The GreenGrow Expo was in Oklahoma City for...

Business

New zones, legal pot create 'Double Jeopardy' for Oklahoma real estate

Commercial real estate used for medical marijuana is still fraught with pitfalls and limitations for property owners. Another...

Health

Liberal Hawaii decides again not to legalize marijuana

HONOLULU (AP) — On the political spectrum, Hawaii is among the bluest of states. Democrats control all the levers of power at...

News

Oklahoma House passes marijuana rules

Despite ongoing concerns over federal drug laws, the Oklahoma House on Thursday easily passed a bill providing a lengthy...

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Oklahoma House passes medical marijuana 'Unity Bill'

Lawmakers in the Oklahoma House voted Thursday to pass a bill that would provide an extensive medical marijuana regulatory...

Health

State agency shifts focus to rising medical marijuana demand

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has temporarily closed its customer service center to free up more staff to respond to...

Business

Marijuana dispensary request rejected by council

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday denied a rezoning request for law office and medical marijuana dispensary in northeast...

Health

State agency shifts focus to rising medical marijuana demand

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority is temporarily closing its customer service center to focus on...

Health

House to consider unity bill on marijuana regulations

A bill creating a framework for medical marijuana regulation cleared a key House committee Thursday and could be heard as soon...

Health

Evers wants to decriminalize marijuana, legalize medical use

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday that his budget will include proposals to decriminalize...

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Unity bill clears medical marijuana working group

A bicameral Medical Marijuana Working Group finished work on a bill Wednesday to regulate various aspects of the cannabis...

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Budding business: Blue Collar Criminals embracing paradox

Legal marijuana is a paradox Darin Delaney is eager to embrace. As the owner of Blue Collar Criminals in Oklahoma City, Delaney...

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Medical marijuana sales in Oklahoma top $4.3 million in January

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Numbers from the Oklahoma Tax Commission show medical marijuana sales topped $4.3 million in January, a...

Business

Medical marijuana working group to consider several outstanding issues

A meeting of the legislative working group on medical marijuana is scheduled for Wednesday to discuss a “unity proposal” that...

Health

Chronic pain given as top reason for using medical marijuana

Chronic pain is the most common reason people give when they enroll in state-approved medical marijuana programs.That's...

Health

Bill filed to change Oklahoma medical marijuana law

A Republican from Tuttle has filed a piece of legislation that seeks to change Oklahoma's medical marijuana law as other...

Business

A kush operation: Medical marijuana dispensaries, nurseries open in metro area

The Okie Kush Club is open for business. Business partners Talor Reazin and Keith Laird recently opened the business' first...

News

Beer makers, thirsty for growth, push into cannabis market

NEW YORK — The makers of Budweiser, Coors and other large-scale brewers are placing their bets on cannabis as a way to fight...

Health

Medical marijuana sales reached nearly $1M in December

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Numbers from the Oklahoma Tax Commission show medical marijuana sales reached nearly $1 million in...

Health

OKC School Board approves medical marijuana use

Oklahoma City district students with a medical condition that requires marijuana will be permitted to use the drug at school,...

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Labeling bill tops Oklahoma medical marijuana agenda

The Oklahoma Legislature’s top two voices on medical marijuana are hoping to quickly pass testing rules this session, before...

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Canadian Valley Technology Center offers medical marijuana seminar 'How to Recognize Impairment'

Canadian Valley Technology Center will offer a medical marijuana seminar on 'How to Recognize Impairment.'

Health

Some medical marijuana patients need new recommendation

Some patients who submitted their medical marijuana paperwork will have to find other doctors to fill out their recommendation...

Business

Letting the grass grow: Marijuana producers could be boon for industrial real estate market

Marijuana growing, which is often done in warehouses in industrial areas, could give a boost to real estate markets.

Health

Gains, growing pains mark California's 1st year of legal pot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was supposed to be a great year for marijuana entrepreneur Brian Blatz.When California broadly legalized...

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Legal marijuana industry toasts banner year

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market...

OKC Civic Life for Monday, April 15, 2019

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Beer sales back on Parks Director Doug Kupper says Oklahoma City golf courses have seen a drop in beer sales since new regulations on serving alcohol took effect last year. A quirk in the law essentially killed the city's ability to sell beer...

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Thailand legislature legalizes medical marijuana and kratom

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's legislature on Tuesday agreed to amend the country's drug law to allow the licensed medical use of...

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'Way over black market': Medical marijuana prices cause some sticker shock as question of taxes still looms

Uncertainty over dispensaries’ tax obligations, amid a lawsuit over whether it's legal to collect both a state sales tax and an...

Health

Health board sends marijuana edibles rules to governor

Some advocates welcomed the vote, saying it would bring clarity to the market for cannabis-infused food.

Health

Some Oklahoma medical marijuana dispensaries are now selling products

Oklahomans with medical marijuana cards can buy pot from some dispensaries.

News

State court ruling could change how drug tests are viewed in workers comp cases

An appellate court approved a workers' compensation claim despite the injured employee's positive drug test.

Health

Marijuana act could send outdated drug, alcohol policies up in smoke

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA) is in full effect; what is outlined in this act that employers need to know?

Health

Calls to Oklahoma poison center for marijuana increased last year

Calls to Oklahoma’s poison control hotline for help related to marijuana increased by 75 percent in 2017, and could continue to...

News

Large voter turnout in Oklahoma means initiative petitions will need more signatures

More voters cast ballots for governor on Nov. 6 than in the prior gubernatorial election.

Health

Oklahoma cannabis group criticizes Baptist resolution against pot

Oklahoma cannabis group responds to Baptist resolution approved this week against recreational marijuana use.

Health

Baptist panel passes anti-pot measure

Oklahoma's Southern Baptists, "alarmed" about the trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs, want Oklahomans to resist efforts to...

Health

Moore won't enforce marijuana ordinances following Broken Arrow case

City Attorney Randy Brink said the city had passed zoning rules restricting where some types of marijuana businesses could...

Business

Marijuana dispensaries still growing

Much of Oklahoma's growing medical marijuana industry is doing just that — still growing. Many Oklahoma City businesses secured...

Health

Oklahoma doctors, pain patients search for clarity on marijuana

Medical marijuana supporters estimate about 50 pain management doctors around the state have decided to discharge patients who...

Health

Readers offer feedback on sunscreen, CBD and how to treat 'hanger'

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to autumn! You've been keeping our mailboxes full, so let's dive right in. After a recent...

Health

Lawsuit targets medical marijuana registration, taxes

Caulfield Holdings Botanicals, a Tulsa company that intends to grow marijuana for the medical market filed a class-action...

Business

Still work to be done on rules involving medical-marijuana physicians

If you would have told me a year ago that the first legal medical-marijuana sale would take place before the first strong beer...

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Nine-year-old sells out of Girl Guide cookies in front of cannabis store on first day

A nine-year-old Alberta girl managed to rapidly sell out of Girl Guide cookies by targeting cannabis consumers on the first day...

Business

Commercial real estate industry faces unique cannabis issues

Commercial real estate industry faces unique cannabis issues Q: How does the state's new medical marijuana law affect zoning in...

News

Marijuana could hit shelves before mandated testing

Marijuana will likely be available before state requires testing.

News

Federal law on marijuana has banks hesitant

Federal law still has a say in whether marijuana is legal, leaving banks to judge whether they should offer services to...

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Green grows the cannabis

It's a business dedicated to growth — horticulturally speaking, of course. As the medical marijuana industry launches in...

Business

Marijuana dispensary to go into Donnay Building

The former home of the Drunken Fry is set to become the new home of a medical marijuana dispensary. A building permit...

News

State briefs for Oct. 5

Director named for Medical pot authority The state Health Department announced Thursday that Adrienne Rollins will take over as...

Business

Broken Arrow sued over medical marijuana ordinance

TULSA — A Tulsa attorney representing medical marijuana business licensees took legal action Tuesday in hopes of preventing the...

Business

Daily Q&A with Bob Luttrell: Guns, marijuana don’t mix under federal law

Daily Q&A with Bob Luttrell: Guns, marijuana don’t mix under federal law

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Medical marijuana seminars planned Oct. 9-10 for employers

Canadian Valley Technology Centers will host medical marijuana presentations on Oct. 9 and 10.

Business

It's high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based...

News

Many unknowns for employers after medical marijuana passed, group says

Companies are exposed to lawsuits without changes to Oklahoma's medical marijuana law, the State Chamber of Oklahoma said...

Business

Lawsuit promised over city's new $2,500 annual fee for medical marijuana businesses.

Broken Arrow city council approves $2,500 annual fee for medical marijuana businesses. Meanwhile, a Tulsa-based attorney plans...

News

Oklahoma game wardens uproot marijuana plants at illegal grow site

Three Oklahoma game wardens were tasked with uprooting a patch of marijuana inside a wildlife management area in eastern Oklahoma.

News

Special session or not? Medical cannabis might not need lawmakers back at the Capitol

Oklahoma House Democrats urge majority leadership to call a special session to address medical marijuana issues, but...

Business

Q&A with J. Blake Johnson: Oklahoma's medical marijuana market fraught with pitfalls

Q&A with J. Blake Johnson: Oklahoma's medical marijuana market fraught with pitfalls

Health

Investigator at Oklahoma Health Department disciplined for affair with supervisor who emailed fake threats to herself

Disciplinary action is another twist in the controversy surrounding regulations on medical marijuana.

African-American doctor shares insights into treating minority patients

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Dr. Amber Landry, a physician with OU Children's Physicians Southwest Community Pediatrics, believes children should have the option, when possible, to go to a doctor who looks like they do. Often, that’s a tall order for minority kids. The...

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Business

Oklahoma investors await marijuana industry regulations

Oklahoma residents looking to invest in the state's upcoming medical marijuana industry are anxiously awaiting the passage of...

Health

A few Oklahoma doctors take the plunge on marijuana, but many wait

State Question 788, which voters passed in late June, doesn’t provide in-depth instruction on how to determine if a patient is...

Health

Testing, labeling, recalls not included in medical marijuana state question

Oklahoma's legislative working group on medical marijuana held its seventh meeting Wednesday to discuss testing, recalls and...

Business

Oklahoma firms getting ready for medical marijuana policies for the workplace

Medical marijuana continues its march toward implementation in Oklahoma, and employers gathered at Rose State College on...

Business

Q&A: Cannabis dispensaries a ways off, attorney says

Q&A with Elizabeth L. Dalton: Medical marijuana dispensaries a ways off

Opinion

Oklahoma lawmakers solicit experts, then reject them

THE Legislature's failure to prepare in any way for the possible legalization of medical marijuana has long been obvious....

News

Latest medical marijuana proposal would protect welfare recipients

The most recent version of a 'unity' bill being proposed to regulate the medical marijuana industry includes a specific...

Health

Oklahoma follows most states in Rx pot, with some unique aspects

Oklahoma is following 29 other states that have already legalized medical marijuana, many of which faced the same types of...

Business

Marijuana-industry retailer expanding into Oklahoma

Denver-based GrowGeneration Corp. on Wednesday announced plans for an Oklahoma City warehouse and product showroom to support...

News

First medical marijuana licenses approved Saturday in Oklahoma

The rollout of the state’s application portal for medical marijuana licenses went smoothly Saturday, with some residents noting...

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What you need to know before applying for a medical marijuana license

The Oklahoma State Department of Health expects about 80,000 people to apply for licenses over the course of the first year,...

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Recap: Meeting to study medical marijuana policy

Get live updates from today's meeting to study the medical marijuana policy, which will allow members of the public to comment.

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Federal law fogs pot's promise for real estate

All property market sectors looking for returns from medical marijuana need to remember: It's still illegal at the federal level.

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Oklahoma judge lets medical marijuana rules go forward

Petitioners had challenged 21 medical marijuana rules.

News

Medical marijuana meeting at Capitol opens public comments

For the first time, lawmakers studying the issue will hear from the public about medical marijuana.

Health

If you’re confused about how to apply for a medical marijuana license, the people at a new call center might be able to help.

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has set up a phone line for licensing questions, 405-522-6662. It is staffed from 8:30...

News

Recreational marijuana petition falls short

The petition to allow recreational marijuana in Oklahoma fell short by a few thousand signatures.

News

Embattled Green the Vote president resigns

The leader of a Tulsa activist group seeking to make medical and recreational marijuana a constitutional state question on the...

News

After SQ 788, teamwork makes the green work

After working separately to draft a bill for lawmakers to consider, major medical marijuana advocates have signed off on a...

Opinion

Even some SQ 788 backers want it overhauled

THE many concerns about the flawed language of State Question 788, which legalized medical marijuana, are proving valid as...

News

Medical marijuana follow-up petition falls short

State Question 796, which would put medical marijuana in the Oklahoma Constitution, did not receive enough signatures to appear...

News

A $400 fine or jail time: Officials differ on how to punish illegal pot possession

State troopers still following standard set in 2016, while others argue officers should look to State Question 788 for illegal...

News

Health Department asks judge not to block implementation of new pot rules

NORMAN — The state Health Department warned a judge Tuesday that the public will be harmed if it is blocked from implementing...

Health

Medical marijuana bill would protect employees, change tax rules

An advocacy group for patients who want to use medical marijuana unveiled a model bill over the weekend, offering a simplified...

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A medical marijuana card does not legitimize impaired driving

Even before Oklahomans approved State Question 788 in June, the state had a serious problem with drugged drivers on the...

Opinion

Lots of homework in store for Oklahoma voters

TURNS out proponents of a state question to legalize recreational marijuana collected fewer signatures than they claimed they...

Health

Medical pot banned at OU, OSU

Oklahoma's two largest universities are banning medical marijuana on campus.

Business

Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Chickasha Campus will offer an employer medical marijuana webinar on Aug. 16

A webinar featuring an action plan for employers regarding medical marijuana will be held Aug. 16 at Canadian Valley Technology...

News

Health Department worried about tainted marijuana

Commissioner of Health Tom Bates told lawmakers he's worried about consumers buying tainted marijuana because there are no...

Opinion

Oklahoma officials should note marijuana market shift

THE failed effort by the Oklahoma Board of Health to ban smoking of medical marijuana met with outcry from some pro-marijuana...

Health

Recap: Medical cannabis policy group meets for third week

Read a recap of live updates from the Legislature's third medical marijuana policy group meeting Wednesday. The Oklahoman's...

Business

Q&A with Rachel Blue: No federal trademark protection for marijuana

Q&A with Rachel Blue: No federal trademark protection for marijuana

News

Recreational pot campaign lied about its success, former board member says

Isaac Caviness reported he had more than 130,000 signatures. In a video Tuesday, he admitted the group only has 78,000 in the...

'It’s about identity': How Children's Hospital is leading in care for gender diverse teens

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Oklahomans react to SQ 797 turmoil

Oklahomans took to social media following news that Green the Vote inflated signature counts for its recreational marijuana...

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Gov. Mary Fallin signs new marijuana rules; questions remain

Gov. Mary Fallin signed new marijuana rules Monday that leave some important questions unanswered, such as where growers are to...

News

Cannabis activists allege fake petition numbers

Green the Vote vastly over-reported signature count for recreational marijuana, former board member says

Health

Joint effort: How ‘medical’ is marijuana?

BUSINESS OF HEALTH: Joint effort: How ‘medical’ is marijuana?

Opinion

Poll shows support for change on OK marijuana law

IT is clear the State Board of Health may have exceeded its legal authority in initially approving some restrictions on medical...

Health
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Oklahoma coalition spent more than $ 1.1 million trying to defeat state question on medical marijuana

Group known as SQ 788 is NOT Medical reported raising more than $1.2 million and spending more than $1.1 million on losing effort.

Health

Oklahoma Board of Health amends Rx pot rules

The Oklahoma Board of Health voted Wednesday to repeal some of the regulations it passed three weeks ago and replace them with...

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Board of Health eliminates unpopular regulations limiting THC, banning sales of smokable marijuana

The Oklahoma Board of Health voted Wednesday to repeal some of the regulations it passed three weeks ago, but the new rules...

Health

Recap: Medical marijuana working group holds second meeting

Recap coverage from the Legislature's second medical marijuana policy meeting. Reporter Kayla Branch tweeted for The Oklahoman.

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Follow live coverage from NewsOK.com starting at 9 a.m.

The second meeting of the state's bipartisan medical marijuana working group starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Capitol.

Health

Unanswered questions remain as Oklahoma medical marijuana rolls out

The Oklahoma State Department of Health will begin accepting applications to grow, sell and use marijuana in less than a month,...

Health

Should a recreational marijuana vote be on the November ballot?

Poll: Should a recreational marijuana vote be on the November ballot?

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Proposed rules would lift ban on sales of smokable pot; health effects unclear

New proposed rules for medical marijuana in Oklahoma would allow you to buy marijuana leaves and flowers for smoking. Whether...

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Petition for recreational cannabis nears its goal

Supporters of recreational marijuana say they are within striking range of their 150,000-signature goal.

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Green growth: Number of potential marijuana businesses spikes following passage of SQ 788

Green growth: Number of potential marijuana businesses spikes following passage of SQ 788

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Ban on selling smokable material, THC limits gone from draft

The Oklahoma State Department of Health unveiled new draft medical marijuana rules Friday which would get rid of many of the...

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Fired Oklahoma Pharmacy Board official may sue

The executive director of the Oklahoma Pharmacy Board was fired Wednesday after coming under criminal investigation.

Health

Bipartisan marijuana working group meets today

NewsOK.com will host live coverage of the meeting beginning at 2 p.m.

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Board could consider medical marijuana rules

The meeting's agenda isn't yet available, but it would be the first opportunity for board members to reconsider medical...

Health

SQ788 takes effect Thursday, but state still has time to make rules

State Question 788 takes effect Thursday, but with emergency rules providing an extra 30 days for the state to establish the...

Health

Some things will still be illegal when medical marijuana becomes available

These are 10 examples of activities that will remain prohibited.

Health

Meet the Oklahoma health board members tweaking pot policy

Oklahoma health board members tweaking pot policy

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Q&A: Reporters field reader questions about cannabis

The Oklahoman's DIG Team fielded reader questions about cannabis on Friday.

Health

8 notable moments in Oklahoma's medical marijuana saga

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

Health

AG agrees to advise Health Department on Rx marijuana rules

Attorney General Mike Hunter agreed to provide a team to advise the Oklahoma State Department of Health. On the same day, a...

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Only 20,000 more signatures needed for recreational marijuana petition, organizers say

The number of signatures in support of State Question 797 rose by more than 20,000 in the last week, according to the group's...

Business

Medical marijuana comes with real (estate) consequences

In Oklahoma, it's time to take "Marijuana in Property Management" seriously.

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First lawsuit filed over Oklahoma medical marijuana

A pro-marijuana group claims five members of the state Board of Health violated open-government laws by meeting behind closed...

Health

Medical industry pushes for THC limits on medical marijuana

Although a large majority of public comments about State Question 788 urged the Oklahoma State Department of Health not to...

News

Edmond Schools voices concerns of possible medical marijuana impact on students

Edmond Public Schools officials voiced concerns this week of the possible impact of legal medical marijuana on thousands of...

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Q&A: Can workers with medical licenses be fired for drug tests?

Q&A with Charlie Plumb: Possession, use of marijuana at work still prohibited, regardless of Tuesday's vote

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Election recap: Medical marijuana passes, runoff after runoff and more

Oklahomans took the polls Tuesday where they voted "yes" to medical marijuana, showed the door to some House lawmakers and more.

At the heart of it: Cardiologist's practice focuses on seniors

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Every heart needs to do the same thing — pump blood, and with it the oxygen that keeps us alive — but Dr. Aleicia Mack knows the similarities may end there. Mack, 44, is a cardiologist who has worked at Integris since 2012. She’s built much of...

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Recap: The Oklahoman's June 24, 2018 primary pre-election coverage

Recap: The Oklahoman's June 24, 2018 primary pre-election coverage

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Oklahomans turn out for first day of early voting

Charles Tate typically votes with his wife on Election Day. He likes to bring his children, ages 3 and 5, so the kids can learn...

Health

Pot advocate sues sheriff over removal from forum

Charles "Chip" Paul alleges Sheriff Scott Walton assaulted and battered him during a forum earlier this week.Video: Medical...

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State Question 788: A roundup of coverage about Oklahoma's medical marijuana vote

Here's a roundup of all our coverage detailing the upcoming vote on medical marijuana.

Business

Legal Counsel: Medical marijuana measure manageable for employers

Legal Counsel: Medical marijuana measure manageable for employers

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Forum to explore state question to legalize medical marijuana

The Heartland Republican Women’s Club will host a forum on State Question 788 at 6:30 p.m. April 19 at the Edmond Community...

Health

'If you're for full-on recreational marijuana, this is not your bill,' lawmaker says

House Bill 3468, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, sets up an independent commission that would be activated if voters approve...

Chickasaw ‘elders’ find sense of home through tribal senior center

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Early Christian missionaries often described the Chickasaw tribe as innately spiritual, finding a divine connection between themselves, the natural world around them and Ababinili, “the one who sits above,” according to historical accounts. The...

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Legislature leans heavily on copy-paste legislation

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The Oklahoma Legislature has one of the highest rates of introducing and passing copy-paste bills, largely written by conservative and corporate entities pushing similar legislation across the country. Oklahoma’s Legislature is second in the...

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Hope springs eternal at flower shop

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OKARCHE — Flowers and plants receive a lot more than water to keep them vibrant and alive at Kristy Lyn's Flowers & Gifts. A healthy dose of love and hope is sprinkled among the marigolds, petunias and delphiniums that line the shelves of...

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Lankford says House can fight it out over Trump statements, impeachment

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U.S. Sen. James Lankford said Monday he considers Russian interference in U.S. elections a higher priority than statements made by President Donald Trump during a two-year investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III of collusion and...

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'A change agent': How one businesswoman’s medical diagnosis caused her to re-evaluate her priorities

Health3 days ago

For Tiffany Lenox, the wellness industry and a firm belief in self-care became a vital part of her life that led to the start of her business, Body Wrap Spalon, in 2007. Her business was a success with a spacious spa and a growing client list,...

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