The Oklahoma Board of Health passed a new set of additional emergency rules, on Tuesday. This, in spite of A.G. Mike Hunter's advisory that they have exceeded and continue to exceed the authority of an agency to create temporary emergency rules, which have the force of statutory law, even though they are not democratically created by the legislature & governor.
The Food Safety Board (a statutory oversight board specifically created by the text of SQ788) presented their proposed emergency rules to address the standards that products must comply with.
Media reports published that "Hunter said he believed many of the working group’s recommendations still 'appear to exceed the bounds' of the health board’s power because they don’t have a direct relationship to existing food safety or preparation standards."
Yet many trusted leaders in the medical cannabis industry are seeing this added set of emergency rules as quite reasonable & workable. While the process of getting these rules may not be optimal, the outcome may be better for everyone, and instill a confidence for consumers to trust the medicine.