Two weeks ago, Oklahoma voters legalized medical marijuana. Fifty-six percent of voters said yes to State Question 788, legalizing cannabis for medical use without any restrictions based on qualifying conditions.
Oklahoma’s unique iteration of medical marijuana legislation gives control of medical cannabis use entirely to physicians and patients.
But the opposition is already working to establish tighter controls and restrictions on Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program, starting with a proposed ban on smokable marijuana.
Medical Professionals Say Ban on Smokable Cannabis Is an “Absolute Demand”
In many ways, the Oklahoma State Medical Association has spearheaded the effort to block approval of SQ 788. A former president of the organization, Dr. Keven Taubman, now chairs the leading opposition group, “SQ 788 Is Not Medical.”
SQ 788 Is Not Medical spent half a million dollars on a media campaign against the measure in the lead up to the vote. They claim the initiative is a recreational legalization measure in disguise.
Now, current president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association Jean Hausheer is calling for a ban on smokable forms of medical cannabis.
Hausheer told the Associated Press that the ban on smokable marijuana is “not an option, but an absolute demand.”