Oklahoma AG Mike Hunter Says His Office Will Review Legal Challenge To SQ788 Rules


Monday, July 16th 2018, 3:53 pm
By: News 9


Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter tweeted Monday that his office will review the legal challenge to the Oklahoma Department of Health's rules on SQ 788, regarding medical marijuana. 

"Our review will be thoughtful, thorough & transparent. We will publicly release the findings provided to Tom Bates when completed, hopefully by the end of the week," Hunter said in the tweet. 

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The attorney general’s response comes after a letter from ODH Interim Commissioner Tom Bates requested counsel from the Attorney General’s Office on ‘how best to proceed with the defense of this action’.

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“We will expedite this request in order to give clarity to the Department of Health on how to address this legal challenge,” Attorney General Hunter said. “The review will be thoughtful, thorough and transparent. We will publicly release the findings and recommendations provided to Mr. Bates when completed, hopefully by the end of the week.

Oklahoma County Republican Party Chairman Daren Ward released a statement saying impart:

"Our country is a constitutional republic, and state government, under the United States Constitution and its amendments, is supposed to respect the voice of the people and due process. Last week's actions by the OSBH are truly repugnant. Not only did they show no regard for the will of the people, but that they are truly part of the governmental swamp that seeks to legislate outside the republican form of government."