A patient advocacy group involved in writing State Question 788 broke with other activists and industry leaders on Friday by releasing its own draft of medical marijuana regulations.
Lawmakers had asked for unity, but the group’s leader contends that it’s necessary to keep its proposals separate because of disagreements over the “scope of authority” pro-medical cannabis entities believe officials should have.
Four organizations—Oklahomans for Cannabis, New Health Solutions Oklahoma, Green the Vote and Oklahomans for Health—have had the ear of a bipartisan, bicameral set of 13 lawmakers as they work on crafting an effective medical marijuana program. Legislators subsequently asked the groups to meet and draft a single proposal they can use as a baseline, prompting more than a dozen advocates across the four groups and others involved in litigation over emergency rules to meet Aug. 7.
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