Muskogee Rejects Tougher Marijuana Rules
The eastern Oklahoma community of Muskogee has rejected a proposed ordinance that would’ve required local medical marijuana patients to obtain a license if they wanted to grow cannabis.
Marijuana activists say such limitations violate the spirit of State Question 788, with Oklahoma voters passed in June to legalize medical marijuana.
Some smaller municipalities statewide have taken a stricter approach and banned most commercial marijuana operations within their cities.
Medical marijuana supporters say restrictions could lead to court challenges.
Muskogee City Attorney Roy Tucker says commercial entities must still pay $750 annually for their licenses. But he says Muskogee wouldn’t benefit from being more restrictive on home-growing marijuana than what current state law outlines.