Oklahoma legislators seek medical marijuana restrictions, transparency

By  CARMEN FORMAN

Some GOP state legislators want to ban billboards advertising medical marijuana, prevent future dispensaries from being located near churches and bring more transparency to the state entity that oversees Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program.

Those legislators have prefiled bills to regulate the state’s fledgling medical marijuana industry, some of which already have medical marijuana supporters up in arms.

However, the legislators who helped pass last year’s “Unity Bill,” a compromise between lawmakers and industry leaders that set up a legal framework for State Question 788, have indicated they don’t want sweeping medical marijuana changes this year.

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