Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill allowing a medical pilot program for cannabis oil.
The bill, known as “Katie and Cayman’s Law,” would allow medically supervised use of cannabis oil. Parents say that it is effective in treating children with epileptic seizures.
We are happy to see some progress in this area however, this bill will help only few and still leave many Oklahoma families living as medical marijuana refugees in Colorado.
It is wise to consider safety when using any kind of medication or treatment for ailments. However with so many other states effectively using medical marijuana to treat a vast array of diseases and disorders, limiting clinical trial studies to a very small handful of children here in Oklahoma is slowing much needed progress. While politicians believe they should be regulating medical treatments, people are suffering needlessly because their right to choose their own treatment is being denied.
Oklahomans for Health is preparing for the next initiative petition effort for medical marijuana by encouraging people to register to vote so that they may sign the petition as well as vote for the measure if it makes it to the ballot. They are also holding fundraisers throughout Oklahoma to support their efforts.
While Drug Policy Reform Network of Oklahoma supports full legalization we are watching this initiative closely and will reserve commentary until we have had the opportunity to review the language. This initiative though will allow the opportunity for all patients to access medical marijuana and this is one more step towards drug peace.
Drug Policy Reform Network of Oklahoma is dedicated to educating Oklahomans on the failure of the drug war, spreading awareness about the benefits of currently illegal drugs and supporting other initiative efforts.
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