State Representative, Scott Fetgatter joined several shop owners, farmers and patients at the state capitol, today. They were there to deliver letters to Governor Stitt, calling for a special session narrowly focused on fixing bad legislation which inadvertently failed to add key 'grandfather clauses' to allow fully licensed existing farms & shops to continue operations.
Last year the legislature added a clause requiring a 2-year residency before a citizen can acquire a Medical Marijuana Business license(MMB). The previous state agency rule was 3 months. Those annual licenses are up for renewal and the OMMA is not allowed to renew those licenses unless the legislature fixes their mistake.
And the legislature overwhelmingly approved that fix, but with a very shortened session, the legislature condensed about a dozen bills into just one. the governor had a couple narrow objections and vetoed the bill. It's believed he did not want to approve home delivery for patients who are homebound. He is also said to object to cancer patients from other states who are in Oklahoma getting care at the Cancer Treatment Hospitals and other care facilities. That 90-day licensing provision evidently bothers the governor.
But Atty Ron Durbin, who advises farmers and shop owners on compliance with state law, is insisting that the legislature's failures, and the governor's narrow objections; are forcing massive business failures for an industry which now provides over $100 million in annual revenue to state & local govt.