Oklahoma lawmaker files legislation to modify medical marijuana laws

An Oklahoma lawmaker has filed legislation to modify medical marijuana laws.

On Wednesday, Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, announced that he plans to file legislation that will modify the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act and the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Waste Management Act.

“When medical marijuana was legalized in Oklahoma, it basically created a ‘Wild West’ situation as we did not have enough legal structure in place to address all future issues that could arise,” Roberts said. “As the years have passed, we have a better understanding of what we are doing right and what we need to fix.”

Roberts stated that he hoped that the changes he proposed will stop illegal operations in the state, run by foreign actors, who participate in human trafficking and are smuggling their illegal narcotics out of Oklahoma and into other states.

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