Where do MMJ issues stand in the Oklahoma Legislature?

Oklahoma lawmakers are pushing through legislation aimed at Oklahoma's medical cannabis industry. These efforts come after Oklahomans voted down recreational cannabis last month.

GOP leaders had said perhaps the industry is in for a reckoning because of the results. But Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat said this week he doesn't want to go too far in cracking down on the industry.

"You don't want to overreact on a state question going down," Treat said. "But you do see that there's a will to make modifications to make the industry safer and more responsive."

The House's Alcohol, Tobacco, and Controlled Substance Committee passed through a handful of bills - some giving more power to law enforcement, others to control what is being packaged and sold in Oklahoma.

These measures are now ready to be heard on the House floor and from there, can go to Governor Kevin Stitt's desk or back to the Senate if they've been altered.

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