Green the Vote failed to gather the approximately 123,000 signatures necessary to add the medical marijuana issue to the November ballot. The organization gathered 70,266 signatures. Their initiative would have added an article to the Oklahoma Constitution to allow marijuana use if prescribed by a doctor. On the other hand, Governor Mary Fallin authorized a medical pilot program which allows for the medically-supervised use of Cannabidiol (CBD).
The measure would have allowed licensed growers to sell marijuana to licensed dispensaries and the dispensaries to sell to licensed patients, according to the initiative’s website.
However, Governor Mary Fallin did endorse House Bill 2154 back in April, authorizing a medical pilot program which will allow the medically-supervised use of Cannabidiol (CBD), a derivative of marijuana, to treat children who suffer from epileptic seizures.
“The Cannabidiol (CBD) oil we are studying is a non-intoxicating derivative of marijuana,” Fallin said in a statement. “It is not marijuana, and it is not anything that can make you ‘high.’ This law has been narrowly crafted to support highly-supervised medical trials for children with debilitating seizures. It is not a first step toward legalizing marijuana, and I will never support the legalization of marijuana in Oklahoma.”
This is good news in Oklahoma for Cannabidiol as well as for businesses who are entering the rapidly expanding Cannabidiol (CBD) market space.
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