Oklahoma Governor Enacts Rules to Ban Smokable Marijuana, Require Pharmacist at Dispensaries

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into place strict emergency rules for medical cannabis that marijuana advocates say are intentionally aimed at delaying the voter-approved use of medicinal cannabis.

The term-limited Republican governor signed the rules Tuesday, July 10, 2018, just one day after the state’s Board of Health adopted them at an emergency meeting after last-minute changes to ban the sale of smokable marijuana and require a pharmacist at every dispensary.

Those late additions to the rules infuriated longtime medical marijuana cannabis who helped get State Question 788 on the ballot June 26, 2018,, when nearly 57 percent of voters approved it. Fallin’s quick signature came just as they were rallying supporters to urge her to reject them.

Doctors, hospitals, pharmacists, and chambers of commerce opposed the medical marijuana state question.

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  1. What is the fear around smoking cannabis? It is the fastest rout of entry to the system and it is the easiest way to titrate the dose.

  2. The time is past due to change the argument, and see the matter for what it is: nothing more than money cartels private interests/agendas to dominate the market at all cost. Bending the laws to favor a few, while screwing the big majority. First and foremost, “my body, my rights”, the personal use of Cannabis is a human right, not a political strategy or a legal matter. The reason why Cannabis is still scheduled, prohibited, and illegal is not because it is harmful, but actually, it is suppressed from the people and the legal market because it is therapeutical, medicinal, and it has multiple beneficial uses in multiple industries.

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