Oklahoma Governor Announces Support For Limited Medical Marijuana Program

OKLAHOMA:  Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) announced Wednesday her support for medicinal cannabidiol oil and said she hopes to work with lawmakers in the upcoming legislative session on a measure legalizing its use.

“I do not support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, nor do I support a broadly defined ‘medicinal’ marijuana use that makes it easy for healthy adults and teenagers to find and buy drugs,” Fallin said in a statement. “I do support allowing potentially life-saving medicine to find its way to children in need.”

State Rep. Jon Echols (R) will lead a legislative study to determine the effects of medicinal cannabidiol oil on children, Fallin’s office said.

“I am extremely interested in the findings of that study, and I look forward to working with lawmakers in both parties to pursue policies that can help sick Oklahoma children,” she said in her statement.



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