Hey Connecticut… Here is a little perspective, as of 10/6/2019, we have on 37,448 registered patients in our little state. Why is that? We thought New England was progressive, why is it that a bible belt state is embracing medical cannabis more than us? It’s not due to a difference in population size. Oklahoma is home to 3.9 million residents, where Connecticut estimates over 3.5 million.
We are talking about 200,000 OK applications in one year. Connecticut’s program started accepting application on October 1, 2012. The sad reality is Politicians and Big Pharma in Connecticut are keeping the program small. We need to stop giving them power over us, so we can take back our health.
Cannabis is not a danger and people need to stop treating it as such… there is documented use throughout history and NOT ONE RELATED DEATH!
Oklahoma officials have approved medical cannabis applications for at least 200,000 patients, according to a KFOR report. It’s an average of 3,500 approved applications per week since the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority began accepting applications last year.
Under state law, patients must pay $100 to obtain the license once their application is approved.
Last month, new rules for medical cannabis took effect in the state including seed-to-sale tracking requirements, rules prohibiting physicians from making recommendations in a dispensary, preventing municipalities from barring medical cannabis businesses, and language explicitly allowing medical cannabis patients to possess firearms.
The firearm provision was included due to federal law prohibiting those who buy firearms from using “illegal drugs” — a question asked on federal gun background check forms.
The law also allows employers to consider a patient’s status if they work in “safety sensitive” positions such as firefighting, heavy machinery operation, or handling hazardous materials.
The rules also require product testing; however, the state has yet to open up applications for testing laboratories.