The Oklahoma Legislature’s best two voices on medical marijuana are expecting to rapidly pass analyzing rules this session before continuing on to more contentious issues.
Sen. Greg McCortney, an Ada Republican that co-chaired a medical marijuana working class that met before the semester, stated testing and tagging is going to be the first priority since the state does not have a frame for ensuring smokable marijuana is not contaminated.
“We cannot guarantee the safety of the products being sold in Oklahoma, and well, that is obviously not a good thing,” he explained.
Oklahoma Republicans overwhelmingly approved State Question 788 from June to allow for medical marijuana in the country, and the medication has been grown and marketed. Lawmakers and regulatory agencies still need to write rules regulating many facets of the new sector. The legislative session starts on Feb. 4.