Learn About Medical Marijuana

House Bill 2612, the “Unity Bill,” passed the House and the Senate and was signed by Governor Stitt into law on March 14, 2019.  The effective date of the new law is August 29, 2019.  This bill clarifies and fills in gaps in the regulatory framework for medical marijuana in the State of Oklahoma.  A number of questions are addressed by the bill, however, there is still discussion at the State Capitol regarding further refinement of the regulatory scheme.  Additional modifications may be made before the legislative session ends in May.  We will update our information as needed after the legislature adjourns. Click here to learn more.

Code and Zoning Questions

  • What zoning restrictions apply to our ability to regulate the Medical Marijuana industry in our Municipality? (click here)

  • Can we prohibit retail Medical Marijuana stores in our Municipality? (click here)

  • Can we prohibit retail commercial growing or processing of Medical Marijuana in our Municipality? (click here)

  • Can we prohibit the growth of Medical Marijuana in Residential zoning? (click here)

  • Do we need to change our criminal ordinance on drug possession? (coming soon)

  • Can we charge a fee for commercial or personal license holders to use their license in our Municipality? (click here)

  • Can a Medical Marijuana license holder smoke marijuana anywhere they please in public? (click here)

Hiring

  • How will Medical Marijuana impact hiring practices? (click here)

  • How will Medical Marijuana impact hiring of police officers? (click here)

  • How will Medical Marijuana impact hiring for positions that require a CDL? (click here)

  • How will Medical Marijuana impact hiring other “safety sensitive” positions? (click here)

  • Can an applicant refuse to answer questions about whether they use Medical Marijuana? (click here)

Reasonable Accommodations and Disability Discrimination

  • Does this mean Medical Marijuana use has to be tolerated as a reasonable accommodation under the Federal ADA? (coming soon)

  • Does State law address whether Medical Marijuana is a reasonable accommodation? (coming soon)

Discipline and Drug Testing

  • Do we need to amend our Drug/Alcohol Testing and/or Drug Free Workplace policies? (click here)

  • Can we discipline employees who are under the influence of Medical Marijuana at work? (click here)

  • Can an employee refuse to answer questions about whether they use Medical Marijuana? (click here)

  • How does this impact post-accident drug testing? (click here)

  • How does this impact reasonable suspicion / for cause drug testing? (click here)

  • How does this impact random drug testing? (click here)

  • How does this impact CDL drivers and DOT drug testing? (click here)

Law Enforcement Questions

  • When can an Officer cite someone for illegal marijuana possession? (coming soon)

  • Does this impact Probable Cause searches of automobiles? (coming soon)

  • Do we have to disband our K9 program now? (coming soon)

  • Can/Must officers seize firearms from a home where marijuana is being consumed legally under State law? (coming soon)

 

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