Okla. Senate panel kills medical marijuana bill

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - There won't be any legislation legalizing the use of marijuana in Oklahoma for medical reasons.

Members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee made sure of that Monday, voting 5-2 against the measure.

Democratic Sen. Constance Johnson of Oklahoma City says she considers it a victory that the bill was granted a hearing, since similar measures she's introduced over the last six years haven't been heard in committee.

Tulsa Republican Sen. Brian Crain chairs the panel and says that while he personally opposes the idea, he agreed to hear the bill because of Johnson's persistence.

The bill would have allowed a qualified patient or designated caregiver to possess up to 8 ounces of dried marijuana and 12 plants.

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