Oklahoma Governor Backs State’s Medical Marijuana Oil Initiative

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Oklahoma Governor Backs State’s Medical Marijuana Oil InitiativeOklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (R) backed medical marijuana oil and said that she will collaborate with legislators on a measure that will make the drug legal. She also added that State Representative Jon Echols (R) will chair a legislative committee to study how the cannabidiol oil affects children.

“I do not support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, nor do I support a broadly defined ‘medicinal’ marijuana use that makes it easy for healthy adults and teenagers to find and buy drugs,” said Gov. Fallin in a statement. “I do support allowing potentially life-saving medicine to find its way to children in need.”

Fallin disclosed that she is in favor of “limited, heavily supervised use” of the cannabidiol oil by children on an experimental basis, and that she is opposed to the recreational usage of the drug. Cannabidiol (CBD) is oil that is extracted from the marijuana plant that doesn’t induce the characteristic high and is widely thought to be effective in managing rare seizures and stroke.

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Meanwhile, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick halted a company proposal to launch medical marijuana dispensaries in Northampton and Brookline after the Boston Globe sensationally reported that the firm’s director had falsely stated that he has a college degree. The Globe revealed on Tuesday that Kevin Fisher, the executive director of New England Treatment Access Inc, had stated that he obtained a psychology degree from Youngstown State University.

However, the school denied that he ever graduated from the institution. Fisher also mentioned that he went to Ohio’s Miami University for 2 years, yet the school’s records indicated that he opted out after he finished his freshman year. To register for a free 2-week subscription to ForexMinute Premium Plan, visit www.forexminute.com/newsletter.

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