Three years after Oklahoma voters approved legalizing medical marijuana, the state will beef up enforcement of its cannabis laws.
State lawmakers this year approved a slate of legislation that allows state agencies to ensure medical marijuana businesses are complying with licensing, testing, operation and tax requirements.
Beginning Nov. 1, medical marijuana patients also may notice some changes the next time they visit a dispensary.
Dispensaries will be able to package and sell pre-rolled joints in-house. Some dispensaries currently sell pre-rolled joints, but existing law says only licensed processors can craft and package marijuana cigarettes.
Dispensaries also will be able to offer samples of various cannabis strains.
Patients won’t be able to light up in stores, but they will be able to touch and smell some marijuana bud so long as those samples are for display purposes only and not sold to customers.