Cannabis in Oklahoma

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Cannabis in Oklahoma is illegal for all purposes, and Oklahoma is recognized for having some of the strictest laws on cannabis in the United States. Medical marijuana is not legal, but in April 2014 limited trials for medical use of CBD oil were legalized.

Medical cannabis

In 2014, Oklahomans for Health circulated a petition to get medical cannabis legalization on the ballot, but failed to gain sufficient signatures. In late 2015, Green the Vote announced that they were beginning a new petition drive to place medical legalization on the 2016 ballot.[1]

CBD clinical trials

In April 2015, Governor Mary Fallin signed into law a bill which allows clinical trials of CBD oil; Fallin emphasized to the press that she does not condone the full legalization of cannabis.[2]


Oklahoma is recognized for having some of the strictest cannabis laws in the nation, and has sentenced persons to life sentences for possession. In 1992, a Tulsa man was given a life sentence for felony possession of .16 grams (.0056 ounces) of cannabis.[3]

Oklahoma's Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs has conducted helicopter patrols to find cannabis grows in 1983.[4] In 1995, a Bureau of Indian Affairs anti-narcotics agent was killed when one of these helicopters crashed after striking power lines.[5]


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