Lawmakers push to revise medical marijuana laws

Home delivery of medical marijuana, a shorter dispensary setback from schools and making the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority its own agency are among proposals that survived last week’s first legislative deadline.

But a bill banning billboards with medical marijuana advertising failed to make it through committee. The next major deadline is March 12, when bills have to pass their chamber of origin.

The bills reflect how the Legislature continues trying to calibrate regulations for an industry that came to life in late 2018 and has spread rapidly across the state. Medical marijuana sales exceeded $345 million in 2019, according to the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

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