Medical marijuana study nixed by Oklahoma official

Marijuana advocates will have to wait another year to try to get their discussion in front of Oklahoma legislators after a committee chairman announced this week he would not schedule the interim study.

BY JARREL WADE - Tulsa World Modified: November 29, 2012 at 8:58 am •  Published: November 29, 2012
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Marijuana advocates will have to wait another year to try to get their discussion in front of Oklahoma legislators after a committee chairman announced this week he would not schedule the interim study.

Following Arkansas' near passing of medical marijuana on Nov. 6, Oklahoma marijuana advocates - including the leader of the Tulsa branch of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws - were in high hopes of getting an interim study approved to discuss bills put forward by state Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Oklahoma City, aiming at legalizing marijuana for medicinal use.

"The conversation has to start somewhere," said Garret Overstreet, executive director of NORML Tulsa. "We hoped it would start this year. But we'll be back the next year and the next year."

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