A new draft of emergency rules for the state's medical marijuana program has been posted to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority's website.
According to the website, the information regarding applications reflects recent changes recommended by the Oklahoma attorney general.
All information is subject to change and is pending official adoption of emergency rules by the Oklahoma Board of Health and approval from the governor, according to the OMMA.
The Board of Health was accused of usurping the will of the voters by making dramatic changes to State Question 788 that included banning smokable marijuana and requiring a pharmacist be present at dispensaries. Now, the agency is backing off.
The Department of Health has revised its rules to:
The revisions also include:
Backers of medical marijuana in Oklahoma say it’s a good start.
"However the issue still remains that there is no statutory authority granted to the department of health to implement 788," said Bud Scott with New Health Solutions. “That's why we have to go into special session and address this through statute."
The proposal also eases regulations on how many plants can be sold and where medical marijuana can be dispensed.
Below is a PDF summary of the rule revisions:
Below is a PDF of the revised emergency rules that need to be approved by the Board of Health.