Governor Mary Fallin signed emergency emergency rules for medical marijuana that were adopted by the Oklahoma State Board of Health.
In a press release Governor Fallin said, “These rules are the best place to start in developing a proper regulatory framework for medical marijuana, with the highest priority given to the health and safety of Oklahomans. They are also the quickest and most cost-efficient way to get the process actually started as required by the law passed by the people. I expect modifications could occur in the future. I know some citizens are not pleased with these actions. But I encourage everyone to approach this effort in a constructive fashion in order to honor the will of the citizens of Oklahoma who want a balanced and responsible medical marijuana law.”
Oklahoma City Representative Jason Lowe released a statement saying in part, “the law undermines one of the most participated in elections in state history and silences the voice of Oklahomans across this state. I am calling on the governor to immediately call for a special session so that the elected leaders of this state can implement the law as instructed by the citizens of Oklahoma.”
In regards to a special session, Mary Fallin said in her press release, “The Health Department has been working with 17 other agencies the past three months on crafting these emergency rules. Asking the Legislature to pass comprehensive legislation in a special session is not realistic.”