OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Civil proceedings have been filed in two Oklahoma counties accusing state health officials of incorrectly introducing strict rules for state-approved medical marijuana industry.
Separate trials were filed Friday in Cleveland and Oklahoma county over the policy adopted in the week by the State Health Agency and then quickly approved by the Republican government Mary Fallin.
The Fallin Appointed Board voted 5-4 on Tuesday to approve a ban on the sale of smoky marijuana and demand dispensers pharmacists, infuriating activists who had been working for several years to get medical marijuana on the vote. The action passed June 26 with almost 57 percent of the vote.
Interim Commissioner for Health Tom Bates said Tuesday's office predicted legal challenges and was prepared to defend the new rules.