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Lawyer: Medical Marijuana Restrictions Could Burn Cities

  (WikiComns) By J. Blake Johnson Whole industries are not often born overnight. Medical marijuana presents unique challenges for Oklahoma’s state government: SQ 788 legalized medical marijuana within mere months of its enactment, leaving lawmakers and regulators scant time to develop the rules that will govern the industry. In July, the Oklahoma State Board of Health …

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OK Is Looking For Ways to Stop Marijuana-Impared Drivers

By Kassie McClung As Oklahoma works to implement medical marijuana following the passage of State Question 788, law enforcement is working to establish ways to field drivers under the influence of the drug. But finding a solution may not be easy. Agency leaders say funding is an obstacle, and at the same time, defense attorneys …

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SQ 788 Debate Grows Over Qualifying Conditions

C-4 marijuana is weighed at the Greener Crossing Medical Marijuana Care Giver Center in Detroit. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP, File)   By Catherine Sweeney OKLAHOMA CITY – The debate over medical marijuana in Oklahoma has focused almost solely on the ballot measure’s technical provisions, and among the most heavily contested is its lack of qualifying …

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SQ 788, Urinalysis, and the ADA

By Lawrence Pasternack Analysts have offered differing opinions as to State Question 788’s impact on the workplace. J. Blake Johnson, has recently argued in The Oklahoman that SQ 788 would not significantly affect current workplace policies. In contrast, Robert Funk, founder of Express Employment Professionals, has asserted in The Journal Record that SQ 788 “prohibit[s] an employer from having …

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