SB 573 introduced in 2011 reads as such:AS INTRODUCED:
An act relating to medical marijuana; creating the Compassionate Use Act of 2011; providing short title; clarifying scope of act; prohibiting penalties against physicians in certain circumstances; exempting certain provisions of law in specified circumstances; defining term; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA: SECTION 1. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 2-800 of Title 63, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:
A. This act shall be known and may be cited as the Compassionate Use Act of 2011.
B. Nothing in this section shall be construed to supersede laws or regulations prohibiting persons from engaging in conduct that endangers others, nor to condone the diversion of marijuana for nonmedical purposes. In addition, this section shall not affect any other rule or law that regulates:
1. Penalties for sales to minors;
2. Penalties for the possession of marijuana by minors;
3. Driving under the influence;
4. Workplace protections against accommodations for marijuana use; or
5. Health insurance or pharmacy policies.
C. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no physician in this state shall be punished, or denied any right or privilege, for having recommended marijuana to a patient for medical purposes.
D. The provisions of Section 2-402 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes relating to the possession of marijuana and Section 2-509 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes relating to the cultivation of marijuana shall not apply to a patient, or to a patient's primary caregiver, who possesses or cultivates marijuana for the personal medical purposes of the patient upon the written or oral recommendation or approval of a physician.
E. For the purposes of this section, primary caregiver means the individual designated by the person exempted under this section who has consistently assumed responsibility for the housing, health or safety of that person. SECTION 2. This act shall become effective November 1, 2011.
ARE YOU A PATIENT WHO COULD BENEFIT FROM USING MARIJUANA AS A MEDICINE? ARE YOU A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL WHO IS AWARE OF ITS THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS? PLEASE CONTACT US NOW!! We are seeking endorsements from Oklahoma doctors, patients, and prominent organizations.
We need Oklahomans who could benefit from medical marijuana to tell their stories and/or even testify to legislators about those who are either sick or in pain and who want or need medical marijuana. All interviews will be kept private unless we have your permission to tell your story.
Please use this online form to tell your story, or phone (405)370-5512.
Mail to: DPRNOK, P O BOX 10641, Midwest City, OK 73140
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Please call your OK senator and representative and tell them to sponsor, or support, the Oklahoma Compassionate Care Medical Marijuana bill. Find and e-mail your state legislators here, or off the Internet at the Oklahoma Election Board (405)521-2391, or contact your county election board.