Oklahoma House Passes Medical Marijuana 'Unity Bill' After Lengthy Discussions on Firearm Ownership, Tenant-Landlord Rights
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Oklahoma House Passes Medical Marijuana 'Unity Bill' After Lengthy Discussions on Firearm Ownership, Tenant-Landlord Rights

The legislation provides a lengthy regulatory framework for medical marijuana.

March 1, 2019

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

House Bill 2612 by House Majority Floor Leader Jon Echols, known as the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, cleared the House on a 93-5 vote. It is now eligible for discussion in the Oklahoma Senate, where Sen. Greg McCortney—a co-chairman with Echols of the bipartisan legislative medical marijuana working group that worked on the bill—is the sponsor.

A summary of the measure indicates it would cost nearly $10 million to implement in its first year.

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