Jordan cancels interim study on SQ788: legalizing medical marijuana

Jordan cancels interim study on SQ788: legalizing medical marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. John Paul Jordan today announced he is canceling his interim study on the review of the impact of State Question 788 – the medical marijuana legalization initiative.

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Interim Study 17-135 was scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 in Room 206 at the State Capitol. The study was to be held before the House Judiciary – Civil & Environmental Committee.

“State Question 788 directs revenue to the state Department of Health,” said Jordan, R-Yukon. “Given the recent funding issues as well as a leadership shakeup at the department, it became clear we would need to reschedule this study. Unfortunately, given the time frame for the bill-drafting schedule, which is coming up, we are unable to reschedule at this time.

“The purpose of the study was to determine if Oklahoma was ready for the passage of State Question 788, and if not what was needed should 788 pass. After requesting the study, it has become clear that legislation is needed to help prepare our state. I will continue to work with the various groups and agencies involved. From Oklahomans for Health to the state Department of Health and to the State Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, it’s important that the various interested parties have a seat at the table during this next session.”

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