Excerpted from ASA's 2022 State of the States Report.

In 2023, ASA recommends that Oklahoma lawmakers prioritize improvements to the state’s medical cannabis while they are debating adult-use/recreational. These policies can include removing the state’s registration fee for patients, and providing tax exemptions to medical cannabis products. Policymakers should tread carefully, however, because improvements made to the medical program must be separate from any new regulations or rules for adult-use/recreational. Both medical cannabis and adult-use/recreational laws can co-exist in a state, but each program and consumer base is distinct with different needs that must be addressed.

In light of the adult-use/recreational laws, Oklahoma should also focus on passing provisions included in ASA’s Medical Cannabis Equity Checklist.

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