Attorney Announces Intent to Sue After Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill on Medical Marijuana Waste Disposal Procedures
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Attorney Announces Intent to Sue After Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill on Medical Marijuana Waste Disposal Procedures

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill requiring commercial medical cannabis licensees to work with a waste disposal company when they need to discard certain products.

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May 13, 2019

A Tulsa attorney said he plans to sue after Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill requiring commercial medical cannabis licensees to work with a waste disposal company when they need to discard certain products.

But the bill’s House sponsor and a cannabis industry lobbyist who helped craft its current language said the measure gives businesses needed guidance on remaining in legal compliance.

Stitt on Thursday signed Senate Bill 882, called the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Waste Management Act, which establishes policies for applying for and obtaining a medical marijuana waste disposal license. The act allows for the issuance of 10 waste disposal licenses, which will cost $5,000 each, but has a provision indicating more licenses can be authorized after the first year if necessary.

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