Late Tuesday afternoon the Oklahoma Department of Health(ODH) published a final draft set of emergency rules for the newly enacted medical marijuana laws that the people of Oklahoma passed into law by a historic voter turnout.
The ODH Board had passed a very predatory set of rules just 3 weeks ago but lawsuits by the citizens forced the Attorney General and Governor to move quickly and rescind those emergency rules.
Just last Thursday, the Interim Director, Tom Bates; met with proponents of the new law and conceded several points to the working group. When that group heard Director Bates' proposal, they added several more issues where the agency clearly went beyond the authorization and even contradicted the new law in numerous ways.
To the ODH's credit, they spent the weekend and early this week to remove more than half of the previous rules.
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