Constance Johnson, who made headlines recently when she fought to get a
hearing for medical marijuana in the Oklahoma Legislature, has filed
legislation that calls upon the State Board of Medical Licensure and
Supervision to establish a medical marijuana program in the Sooner
State. Separately, she is also sponsoring legislation that would reduce
the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Sen. Johnson’s medical marijuana bill, SB 902, is short and to the point. Rather than spelling out all the details
in the legislation, the bill simply directs the medical board to
develop and adopt rules allowing patients to obtain permission from
their doctors to use marijuana and to establish fees for the “licensing,
production, distribution, and consumption” of medical marijuana.
Johnson’s other bill, SB 914, would lessen the penalty for
possession of 1.5 ounces or less from a maximum of one year in jail and a
fine of up to $1,000 to a maximum of 10 days in jail and a fine of up
We spend too much on wasteful laws aimed at non-violent other wise safe people.
Let us start the conversation with the support of these bills.
A third bill has been introduced by Sen. Johnson, Senate Bill 710 would allow qualifying
patients to use cannabis with a physician's recommendation. Patients
would be permitted to possess up to eight ounces of marijuana and
cultivate up to twelve marijuana plants. SB 710 would also allow the
state to license marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers.
If you're reading this and wonder what you can do to get the ball moving id urge you to speak out to our Oklahoma lawmakers and tell them you'd like a conversation on Marijuana law reform.
Here's a link to my petition on change.org for SB 902 and SB 914...check back for an update and new