Many are not too happy with the medicinal marijuana rules that Oklahoma has decided on.
According to KOCO 5, two lawsuits have been filed against the controversial rules.
Green the Vote, a pro-marijuana group, filed a lawsuit in Oklahoma County against the state, Gov. Mary Fallin as well as the Oklahoma State Health Department.
“The lawsuit filed today is our endeavor to undo the wrongful acts of the Oklahoma Department of Health in adopting amendments to the regulations implementing State Initiative 788. It is our hope that this lawsuit will quickly resolve the improper regulations and allow Oklahoma citizens to exercise their rights to manage their own health care,” said the group.
Five of the nine members on the Oklahoma State Board of Health are listed as defendants in the lawsuit in which the lawsuit claims those members had closed-door meetings to discuss the rules and amendments prior to the regular meeting.
The lawsuit states this was in violation of the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act.
“Their informal gatherings prior to the regular meeting constitute a meeting subject to the Open Meetings Act given that their discussions were about actions to be taken by the Board during the July 10, 2018 full meeting,” the lawsuit claims.
A group of citizens in Cleveland County filed another lawsuit against the state and the health department over the regulations.