This week the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority announced legislative changes to the state’s medical marijuana program.

The agency says it is currently taking steps to implement statutory modifications to the state’s medical marijuana program that was made during the 2019 legislative session.

“OMMA has reinstituted a project management structure to ensure compliance and timely implementation of the changes,” said Tom Bates, the Interim Commissioner of Health.

He added, “Implementation activities will include rule promulgation, procurements, information technology changes, application developments, and operational planning.”

The changes will be implemented through August and November, and will be followed by permanent rule promulgation activities in 2020.

Under State Question 788, adults 18 years or older would need to apply for a medical marijuana license with the Oklahoma State Department of Health after receiving a note from their doctor. If approved, the patient would then have to pay $100 to obtain that license.

Thousands of residents in Oklahoma have applied for licenses.

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