Oklahoma lawmaker proposes framework for legalized medical marijuana

2/20/2017 - Oklahoma voters will not get the opportunity to vote on the legalization of medical marijuana until next year - at the earliest - but one Oklahoma lawmaker is already introducing legislation that would define the drugs cultivation and sales.

State Rep. Eric Proctor (D) of Tulsa has introduced a measure that would establish the creation of a medical marijuana commission, set a maximum $7,500 fee to apply to run a marijuana dispensary and a maximum $15,000 fee to apply for a marijuana cultivation license.

Proctor's bill is a virtual carbon copy of what is currently being considered in Arkansas, after voters legalized medical marijuana last November.

Under Proctor's bill, oversight would be under the jurisdiction of the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission (ABLE).