Fallin will ask lawmakers to work with her in the next legislative session to support CBD on a limited, medically supervised, trial-only basis, according to a release sent by the governor’s office.
“I do support allowing potentially life-saving medicine to find its way to children in need. I am very interested in allowing limited, heavily supervised use of non-intoxicating CBD to be delivered on a trial-basis to sick children in Oklahoma,” said Fallin.
CBD is a component in the marijuana plant. It’s an oil that has medical effects without the “stoned” feeling. CBD is not smoked.
The governor’s announcement comes as Oklahomans for Health has been canvassing the state in an attempt to secure enough signatures on its petition to get medical marijuana on the November ballot.
“I do not support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana,” said Fallin. “Nor do I support a broadly-defined ‘medicinal’ marijuana use that makes it easy for healthy adults and teenagers to find and buy drugs.” (MORE on Next Page)