Medical Marijuana Will Not Be Permitted on Oklahoma College Campuses
On the heels of Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s approval of revised regulations that eliminate many of the most onerous restrictions to the state’s 6-week-old medical cannabis program, officials at the state’s two largest public universities are announcing that medical cannabis will not be allowed on campus. The ban comes despite the recent approval of State Question 788, which broadly legalizes medical cannabis. University officials acknowledged the new state law, but they’ve instead opted to follow federal law on cannabis, citing workplace and other requirements for federal funding.
Universities Create A New Obstacle For Medical Cannabis Access in Oklahoma
In June, Oklahoma voters roundly rejected the state government’s prohibition-oriented policy by approving State Question 788 and broadly legalizing medical cannabis. Ever since the referendum, however, Oklahoma lawmakers and officials have tried to restrict the program voters approved, initiating a series of controversial decisions cannabis advocates in the state have been fighting to overturn.
Those efforts found success on Tuesday when Governor Fallin approved and signed revised rules that throw out many obstructive proposals for the implementation of SQ 788. Fallin had originally approved those amendments. But this week, she cited public opposition as cause enough to remove them. It will still