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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?

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Fifteen bills StateImpact is watching in the 2019 Oklahoma legislature

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.

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The shadow of the opioid crisis looms over doctors considering medical marijuana

Aggressive regulations on physician prescribing, followed by high-profile cases of doctors facing criminal charges for patient deaths related to opioids has made Oklahoma doctors fear a backlash if they recommend the drug.

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Health commissioner pushes for special session and stricter marijuana regulation through legislation

Medical marijuana license applications will be accepted Aug. 25
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Oil and gas companies spent half a million dollars trying to defeat medical marijuana in Oklahoma

Energy companies were the largest business sector contributing to a PAC organized to defeat SQ 788.

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Board of Health reverses course, approves looser medical marijuana rules

The new regulations now head to Gov. Mary Fallin to sign or reject.
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Controversial amendments stripped out of newly proposed medical marijuana draft rules

The state Board of Health meets Aug. 1 to vote on and possibly amend the new rules
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Oklahoma could become the only state to require pregnancy tests for medical marijuana

Doctors in Oklahoma are barred from recommending medical marijuana to women of 'childbearing years' without first conducting a pregnancy test.
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