Oklahoma: Governor Signs Bill Permitting Osteopaths To Recommend Cannabis Therapy

Oklahoma City, OK: Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed legislation into law expanding the pool of health professionals who may issue medical cannabis recommendations.

Senate Bill 162 explicitly permits those licensed by the State Board of Osteopathic Examiners to issue medical cannabis recommendations to their patients. The new law takes immediate effect.

Separate legislation, Senate Bill 754, to permit nurse practitioners to similarly issue medical cannabis recommendations is pending.

According to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority, regulators have approved over 80,000 patients for cannabis access in the months following the June 2018 passage of the state’s voter-initiated medical marijuana law.

For more information, contact Carly Wolf, NORML State Policies Coordinator, at (202) 483-5500.