Reworked Oklahoma Bill Would Let Nurse Practitioners Recommend Medical Marijuana
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Reworked Oklahoma Bill Would Let Nurse Practitioners Recommend Medical Marijuana

Two bills that would modify who can recommend and issue medical marijuana licenses made progress this week.

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April 10, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY — Two bills that would modify who can recommend and issue medical marijuana licenses cruised through the Oklahoma House of Representatives’ Rules Committee on Tuesday.

Senate Bill 162, by Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, would change current law, which says anyone issuing licenses must be “an Oklahoma board certified physician,” to any physician “licensed by and in good standing” with the state medical or osteopathic oversight agencies.

While all practicing physicians in Oklahoma are supposed to be licensed by one of those two boards, not all are certified by a specialty board, so the expectation is that more doctors would be eligible to issue medical marijuana licenses.

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