Oklahoma City — A trade group for medical marijuana businesses says it has a foundation for lawmakers to start with as they prepare to meet Wednesday, but it's not clear if the model bill will gain traction.
New Health Solutions Oklahoma unveiled a 275-page sample bill it called the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act this weekend. Jed Green, the group's political director, said he hopes lawmakers will use it as a starting place in a special session to craft regulations for the medical marijuana market.
Gov. Mary Fallin initially planned to call a special session if Oklahoma voters passed State Question 788, which legalized medical marijuana, but changed her mind after the June 26 vote. The Oklahoma State Department of Health was charged with crafting regulations, but their efforts have ended in a series of controversies.
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