Oklahoma voters divided on medical marijuana rules

Posted on: 7/25/18

As state leaders grapple with the best way to implement “medical marijuana,” a new poll shows Oklahoma voters are divided on the SQ 788 rules that included prohibiting the use of smokable marijuana and requiring a pharmacist be on site at dispensaries.   

The Sooner Poll, conducted in mid-July of likely voters, shows that voters are divided on these two issues. On the banning of smokable marijuana products, voters are evenly divided with 47 percent supporting the rule and 47 percent opposing the rule. On the issue of requiring a pharmacist at every dispensary, 51 percent support the rule and 43 percent oppose the rule.

According to pollster Bill Shepard, “They (voters) want marijuana to be treated like any other drug, and when they think of how drugs are dispensed in the state, they’re dispensed through a pharmacist.”

A joint House, Senate working group will begin a series of meetings to address implementation of SQ 788 today and the Board of Health has called a special meeting on Aug. 1 to revisit the recently passed rules. For more information, click here. (Lynne White)

Save the dates for OHA 2022 events

Posted on: 2/18/22

It’s a new year and a new lineup of important events for you and your staff. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to engage in advocacy, education and networking all year long. Mark your calendar now!

OHA Advocacy Day - Tuesday, April 5, Oklahoma History Center. Join us for our annual legislative day. We will begin with a member briefing at 3 p.m., followed by a legislative reception at 5 p.m. Watch for registration materials soon.

OHA-PAC Golf Tournament - Tuesday, June 21, Jimmie Austin Golf Club at OU, Norman. Time and details TBA.

OHA Health Care Leaders Forum - Tuesday, July 19 - Thursday, July 21, Shangri-La Resort, Grand Lake. Watch for registration soon!

OHA Connect 22 - Wednesday, Nov. 9 - Friday, Nov. 11, Oklahoma City Convention Center and Omni Hotel, downtown Oklahoma City. Plan now to attend OHA’s annual conference and exhibit hall. More details to come.

Details on these events and other upcoming education opportunities will be available on the OHA website