Oklahoma: Lawmakers Approve Measure Expanding Medical Cannabis Access, Reducing Possession Penalties

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Oklahoma City, OK: State lawmakers have approved legislation, House Bill 3228, making several changes to the state's medical cannabis access program. The bill now awaits action from Republic Gov. Kevin Stitt.

Under the proposed measure, operators will be able to engage in the home delivery of medical cannabis products to authorized patients who live within a ten-mile radius of a state-licensed facility. Other provisions in the bill enhance privacy protections for patients and caregivers registered in the program and strengthen parental rights for qualified patients.

Separate language in the measure amends criminal penalties for persons who possess marijuana (up to 42.45 grams) without a state-issued medical card from a maximum penalty of $1,000 and up to one year in jail to a $400 fine and no jail time.

Full text of the enrolled legislation is available online.

Over 280,000 Oklahomans are currently registered in the state's medical cannabis access program. No state has a higher number of patients per capita.

For more information, contact Carly Wolf, NORML State Policies Coordinator.