Report says Oklahoma has more medical marijuana patients than any other state

Report says Oklahoma has more medical marijuana patients than any other state

LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - A new report says Oklahoma has more medical marijuana patients per capita than any other state.

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has already enrolled more than 3.5% of the state’s population as patients in its first year.

The state medical marijuana agency attributes the strong patient participation to minimal financial obstacles and a lack of restrictions on qualifying conditions.

Oklahoma voters approved a medical marijuana measure in June of last year, and the industry has taken off quickly.

As of mid-last month, the agency had approved licenses for over 3,000 growers, 1,500 dispensaries and just under 900 processors.

Applying for the patient card online costs around $100, and is less than $25 for those on state-financed health care.

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