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Bill filed to change Oklahoma medical marijuana law — here's what it would do

A man prunes a marijuana plant in Portland, Maine. [AP photo]
A man prunes a marijuana plant in Portland, Maine. [AP photo]

A Republican from Tuttle has filed a piece of legislation that seeks to change Oklahoma's medical marijuana law as other lawmakers involved in regulating medical marijuana expect to file their own measures when the session starts next month.

Sen. Lonnie Paxton, a businessman and rancher elected in 2016, was not involved any of the work of the bipartisan medical marijuana legislative working group tasked with recommending legislation regarding the state's law.

Sen. Greg McCortney and Rep. Jon Echols chaired the bipartisan group that heard proposals regarding State Question 788 that would close gaps and address regulatory needs. Echols says he continues to communicate with McCortney weekly on the legislation they will propose.

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