Nearly 3 months after the infamous July 10th Board of Health meeting, some answers and transparency is beginning to reveal which actors were at work behind the scenes to illegally thwart state law regarding cannabis medicines.
The Tulsa World published a story today, that shows some of the details they finally got when a "Freedom of Information" request was finally complied with, as state law requires.
Several establishment entities were trying to pressure members of the board of Health to add additional laws which would heavily curtail most, if not all, accessibility of cannabis medicines.
The emails show some very intense efforts by the Medical Association (a trade group) and the Commissioner of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (a state govt. agency), to make it economically unfeasible, and medically impractical for many patients to get an opportunity to implement their doctor's treatment with medical cannabis.
The plot was to initially push 3 additional rules which would create criminal law restrictions on the people of Oklahoma. But the constitution is clear that this board had no such powers.
To her great credit, Atty. Julie Ezell (lead legal council for the Dept. of Health) stridently rejected these initiatives, even though records indicate she was bribed and severely pressured by many entities. Ezell resigned just days after the July 10th meeting, having resorted to illegal tactics to attain public sympathy for herself.