Supporters of Oklahoma’s new medical marijuana program are blasting the State Board of Health’s decision today to ban the sale of smokable cannabis. The board’s decision comes just one day after a group representing doctors and pharmacists opposed to medical marijuana legalization held a press conference demanding a ban on all smokable forms of cannabis, among other proposals.

Controversy Erupts Over Decision To Ban Smokable Forms of Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

Controversy has erupted over the Oklahoma State Board of Health’s decision to add a ban on smokable medical cannabis to the draft rules for the state’s new program.

Critics of the decision say it violates the will of voters, who approved State Question 788 with a 56 percent majority. But those who called for the ban say Oklahoma voters didn’t fully understand the implications of SQ 788.

The Oklahoma State Medical Association lead the call for the ban on smokable forms of cannabis. In a press conference on Monday, OSMA issued three recommendations to limit the program. The presser came just one day before the Dept. of Health met to discuss the draft rules.

In addition to calling for a ban on smokable forms of cannabis, the organization proposed

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