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Oklahoma Becomes the 30th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Effective July 26, 2018:  Residents of Oklahoma who are at least 18 years of age and who have been recommended for a medical marijuana license by an Oklahoma Board Certified physician (whose recommendation meets “acceptable standards”) may now possess and use marijuana for medical purposes.

Unless a failure to do so would cause an employer to imminently lose a monetary or licensing-related benefit under federal law or regulations, employers are prohibited from discriminating against a person in hiring, termination, or imposing any term or condition of employment, or otherwise penalize a person based on the person’s status as a medical marijuana license holder or as the result of a marijuana-positive drug test. However, employers may take action if an employee uses or possesses marijuana in the place of employment or during the hours of employment.

Full text of Oklahoma law.

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