Medical Marijuana Will Not Be Permitted on Oklahoma College Campuses

Medical Marijuana Will Not Be Permitted On Oklahoma College Campuses

On the heels of Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s approval of revised regulations that eliminate many of the most onerous restrictions to the state’s 6-week-old medical cannabis program, officials at the state’s two largest public universities are announcing that medical cannabis will not be allowed on campus. The ban comes despite the recent approval of State Question 788, which broadly legalizes medical cannabis. University officials acknowledged the new state law, but they’ve instead opted to follow federal law on cannabis, citing workplace and other requirements for federal funding. Universities Create A New Obstacle For Medical Cannabis Access in Oklahoma In June, Oklahoma voters roundly rejected the state government’s prohibition-oriented policy by approving State Question 788 and broadly legalizing medical cannabis. Ever since the referendum, however, Oklahoma lawmakers and officials have tried to restrict the program voters approved, initiating a series of controversial...

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