Cannabis in Oklahoma

Adult-use cannabis is illegal.
Medical cannabis was legalized by voter action in 2018.

WHERE DO OKLAHOMA’S SENATORS STAND ON CANNABIS LEGALIZATION?

Sen. James Inhofe - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level
  • Expunge Past Cannabis Convictions
  • Reinvest In Communities Most Impacted By The War On Drugs
  • Allow States To Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks

Sen. James Lankford - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level
  • Expunge Past Cannabis Convictions
  • Reinvest In Communities Most Impacted By The War On Drugs
  • Allow States To Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks

  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2017)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against allowing banks to provide financial services to cannabis-related businesses that are operating legally under state laws. (2016)

WHERE DO OKLAHOMA’S REPRESENTATIVES STAND ON CANNABIS LEGALIZATION?

Rep. Kevin Hern (OK-1) - R

3 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level
  • Expunge Past Cannabis Convictions
  • Reinvest In Communities Most Impacted By The War On Drugs
  • Allow States To Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks

  • Voted in favor of the SAFE Banking Act of 2021, which allows banks to work with cannabis businesses that are legal at the state level. (2021)
  • Voted against the MORE Act, which would end the prohibition of cannabis at the federal level, expunge low-level cannabis convictions, and levy a tax on cannabis sales to fund grants for communities that have been disproportionately harmed by cannabis prohibition. (2020)
  • Voted in favor of the SAFE Banking Act of 2019, which allows banks to work with cannabis businesses that are legal at the state level. (2019)
  • Voted in favor of preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2019)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level
  • Expunge Past Cannabis Convictions
  • Reinvest In Communities Most Impacted By The War On Drugs
  • Allow States To Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks

  • In a letter to a constituent, Mullin said: “I cannot support legislation that expands marijuana’s reach, as it is proven to be a risk both to the mind and the body. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), research has clearly shown that marijuana use has negative health effects such as an increased risk of heart attacks, respiratory problems, and mental illness. Furthermore, marijuana has failed to gain the Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval. I do not believe it is safe for widespread consumption. After considering the evidence, at this time I cannot support reversing the federal prohibition on marijuana for public consumption or allowing states to ignore federal law.” (2022)
  • Voted against the SAFE Banking Act of 2021, which allows banks to work with cannabis businesses that are legal at the state level. (2021)
  • Abstained from voting on the MORE Act, which would end the prohibition of cannabis at the federal level, expunge low-level cannabis convictions, and levy a tax on cannabis sales to fund grants for communities that have been disproportionately harmed by cannabis prohibition. (2020)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2019)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)

Rep. Frank Lucas (OK-3) - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level
  • Expunge Past Cannabis Convictions
  • Reinvest In Communities Most Impacted By The War On Drugs
  • Allow States To Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks

  • Voted against the SAFE Banking Act of 2021, which allows banks to work with cannabis businesses that are legal at the state level. (2021)
  • Voted against the MORE Act, which would end the prohibition of cannabis at the federal level, expunge low-level cannabis convictions, and levy a tax on cannabis sales to fund grants for communities that have been disproportionately harmed by cannabis prohibition. (2020)
  • Voted against the SAFE Banking Act of 2019, which allows banks to work with cannabis businesses that are legal at the state level. (2019)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2019)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)

Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4) - R

1 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level
  • Expunge Past Cannabis Convictions
  • Reinvest In Communities Most Impacted By The War On Drugs
  • Allow States To Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks

  • Voted in favor of The Medical Marijuana Research Act, which would remove some barriers to medical cannabis research and allow researchers to use dispensary grade cannabis. (2022)
  • Voted in favor of the SAFE Banking Act of 2021, which allows banks to work with cannabis businesses that are legal at the state level. (2021)
  • Voted against the MORE Act, which would end the prohibition of cannabis at the federal level, expunge low-level cannabis convictions, and levy a tax on cannabis sales to fund grants for communities that have been disproportionately harmed by cannabis prohibition. (2020)
  • Voted against the SAFE Banking Act of 2019, which allows banks to work with cannabis businesses that are legal at the state level. (2019)
  • Voted in favor of the SAFE Banking Act of 2019, which allows banks to work with cannabis businesses that are legal at the state level. (2019)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2019)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)

Rep. Stephanie Bice (OK-5) R

2 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level
  • Expunge Past Cannabis Convictions
  • Reinvest In Communities Most Impacted By The War On Drugs
  • Allow States To Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks

  • Voted in favor of The Medical Marijuana Research Act, which would remove some barriers to medical cannabis research and allow researchers to use dispensary grade cannabis. (2022)
  • Voted in favor of the SAFE Banking Act of 2021, which allows banks to work with cannabis businesses that are legal at the state level. (2021)
  • Cosponsored the SAFE Banking Act of 2021, which allows banks to work with cannabis businesses that are legal at the state level. (2021)
  • Quote: “The MORE Act was filed more than a year ago and has never received a hearing, so I’m not sure that it will pass,” Bice said in the statement. “I do have some concerns with the bill, but Congress should be more focused on trying to pass the next federal relief package.” (2020)
  • Voted in favor of HB 3228, which would have allowed “some delivery services between dispensaries and patients, granted 90-day licenses that are renewable and would have allowed certain dispensaries to remain open even if they later fell within 1,000 feet of a school. It also addressed residency issues with growers and dispensary owners.” (2020)
  • Voted in favor HB 2612, which created the rules and regulations for Oklahoma’s voter-approved medical marijuana program. (2019)
  • Introduced SB 421, which would have reduced penalties for some drug charges and standardized many drug laws. (2019

WHERE DOES OKLAHOMA'S GOVERNOR STAND ON CANNABIS LEGALIZATION?

Gov. Kevin Stitt R

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  • Signed a bill to expand the regulatory framework for Oklahoma’s medical cannabis program, saying: “Since day one, I have said I support medical marijuana, when prescribed by a doctor, to help those with a serious health issue. I applaud the Legislature for their hard work and dedication to form the bipartisan, bicameral working group that has been working to address medical marijuana regulations since June.” (2019)
  • Quote: “We’ve gotta make sure that our businesses are protected. You know, the people spoke and they passed medical marijuana last year, so we’ve gotta make sure that we regulate that. We’ve gotta make sure that businesses can also perform, and businesses know how they’re going to drug test, how they’re going to provide a safe working environment for their employees and their manufacturing facilities, the trucks that are driving down our roads.” (2019)
  • Said he opposes recreational marijuana legalization, but would respect the will of the people if Oklahoma citizens voted to legalize it. He added: “Insurance costs have gone up in Colorado, homelessness. It’s not right for Oklahoma, and I will be the first one out there telling people that.” (2018)
  • Said he supports medical marijuana, but recreational marijuana has no place in Oklahoma because it brings unintended consequences like employment issues, conflicts with the banking system, and it could put local businesses at a disadvantage. (2018)
  • Quote: “Well, nobody is against medical marijuana. I’ve traveled across all 77 counties, if it’s going to help a patient, most Oklahomans are for that.”

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