Medical marijuana: 1 year later, Oklahoma outpacing other states

One year after state voters surpassed expectations with 57-percent in support of State Question 788, the number of people taking advantage continues to surprise many.

“Oklahoma’s been ready. I think they’ve been waiting for the medical marijuana to pass,” said Straiin medical marijuana dispensary co-owner Anthony Lemos.

Adrienne Rollins, director of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority, said that after looking at other states, they were expecting about 80,000 patient applications by the end of the first year.

“We have been far exceeding that,” she said. “We are on our path to hit 150,000 easily by the end of the first year.”

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