by Chip Paul
In the opening weeks of the 2019 legislative session, the special committee which was formed last fall to assist with SQ788 rollout took action. As committee actions were wrapping up last fall, a combined “unity” draft was circulated and agreed as a good starting place for legislative actions in the 2019 session. It defines a proper regulatory and plugs the holes in the current regulatory structure issued by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA). True to their word, the committee members passed the “skinny unity” proposal and submitted their work to both the House and Senate for consideration.
With the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority continuing to “act in a vacuum” and attempting to make rules under the Food Board, which was never intended as a rule making authority, our medical marijuana program clearly needs better definition. Lets all keep an eye on “skinny unity”!