Oklahoma Voters Legalize Cannabis For Medical Use

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018

Another big win for the (medical) cannabis industry!

Yesterday, voters in Oklahoma elected to legalize medical cannabis, which makes the state the 30th to allow the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. 56% of the voters supported medical cannabis while 43% were against it.

Individuals 18 or older can now obtain a medical cannabis license with a board-certified physician’s signature. Minors are also able to get a license but they require the approval of two physicians and also their parents (or legal guardian).

The regulations will be enforced by a new office in the Oklahoma State Department of Health (including licensing for dispensaries, growers and processors).

Under the new law, the medical cannabis license allows someone to possess up to 8 ounces of weed, six mature plants and six seedlings, along with edibles and concentrated forms of the drug.

Unlike many other states, the measure does not tie medical cannabis to any specific qualifying condition.

Voters in neighboring Arkansas legalized medical cannabis use in 2016, but Oklahoma is one of the most conservative states to approve its use. Oklahoma’s is the first cannabis question on a state ballot in 2018, with elections scheduled for later this year in Michigan and Utah.