State Question 788

Governor Fallin has set the date for State Question 788 (commonly referred to “medical marijuana”) for June 26, 2018, the same election date as state primary elections.

If approved by voters, the measure would permit doctors to recommend a patient, who is at least 18 years old, for a state-issued medical marijuana license provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. A license holder would be allowed to legally possess up to 3 ounces of the drug. These limits can be increased by individual counties or cities.

The OSMA is concerned about the broad implications of this State Question whereby any person with a medical license (including veterinarians, dermatologists, podiatrists, etc.) would be able to “prescribe” marijuana. Limitations on “medical need” are not defined. A seven percent (7%) sales tax would be assessed on the sale of permitted transactions.

Contact Matt Robison for more information.