Oklahoma has the second highest uninsured rate in the country and some of the poorest health outcomes.
Medical marijuana businesses say patient drives are key to access, but state lawmakers want to end it
To get a medical marijuana license in Oklahoma, patients need a recommendation from their doctor — paperwork attesting that, in their medical opinion, a patient would benefit from the drug. But what happens when there’s not a doctor in the area willing to sign off?
With a huge freshman class and a promise for less gridlock, Oklahoma lawmakers filed more than 2,800 bills this legislative session. With a third of the session now over, the StateImpact team has an update on some bills we’re following.
Oklahoma has the third highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation and studies have shown that comprehensive sex education can help. Two bills filed in the state legislature could widen the optional curriculum without changing sex education.
Here’s a roundup of some of the biggest policy issues on deck for the upcoming year and legislative session.