Tuesday’s primary vote in Oklahoma saw Sooners approve medical marijuana by a 13 point margin at the polls.
With 100 of precincts reporting Wednesday morning, the New York Times reports 506,782 voted in favor of Question 788 legalizing medical marijuana, 384,872 came out in opposition to the ballot initiative.
The law allows those with a forthcoming state issued Oklahoma medical marijuana license to consume legally and has plenty of urgency behind it. NPR affiliate StateImpact got their hands on the working draft of the state’s regulations. While the law requires certain things like allowing patients to possess up to 3 ounces on their person and have 8 ounces at home, six mature plants an ounce of concentrates and 72 ounces of edibles, there is still plenty of room for lawmakers tweak things to their liking as seen in other states.
This first effort at those tweaks came out of five working groups in the form of 63 pages of proposed regulations. Some of the big takeaways StateImpact had included things like the state’s plan to ban pregnant women from applying for a medical marijuana license. They also plan on defining things like doctors being required to have a “bonafide” physician-patient relationship with those they are recommending medical marijuana to. These are all subject to be modified during the special legislative session