Oklahoma Amends Marijuana Definition

April 19, 2017
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Legislation and regulation Medical State by State: Oklahoma

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill Monday amending Oklahoma's definition of marijuana.

With House Bill 1559, any federally approved cannabidiol drug or substance will not be considered marijuana. No cannabidiol drug has been approved yet by the Food and Drug Administration, however.

STATE BY STATE: Oklahoma Cannabis News

Removing it from the definition of marijuana clarifies its difference from the illegal drug.

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is being researched and used as a medicine for some ailments, including severe childhood seizures. This is the third year in a row that Fallin has signed a bill that could expand its use.

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