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Okla. Senate Panel To Hear Medical Marijuana Bill

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana in Oklahoma has been granted a hearing in a Senate committee.

The bill by Democratic Sen. Constance Johnson of Oklahoma City will be considered Monday by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, where it'll likely face stiff opposition.

Johnson has introduced several measures over the last several years to ease the penalties for marijuana possession, but they typically have not even been granted a hearing.

Tulsa Republican Sen. Brian Crain chairs the panel and says that while he personally opposes the idea, he agreed to hear the bill because of Johnson's persistence.

The bill would allow a qualified patient or designated caregiver to possess up to eight ounces of dried marijuana and 12 plants.

Online:

Senate Bill 710: http://bit.ly/X9C0bQ

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