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Oklahoma doctors express concern over medical pot rules


August 24, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Enthusiasm for Oklahoma's medical marijuana laws could be tempered by hesitant doctors who will be responsible for recommending the drug to patients.

Two medical professionals told a legislative working group Wednesday that they want stricter medical marijuana regulations in the state. But nearly a dozen residents responded to the comments by saying the physicians aren't knowledgeable about the benefits of cannabis.

The state Board of Health initially adopted strict rules July 10 after voters legalized medical marijuana by passing State Question 788. The board revised...

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