Oklahomans are getting the full dose of the state’s medical marijuana laws, and the state health department is doing its best to balance the two mandates.
According to documents released Tuesday, Oklahoma’s Department of Health and Human Services has sent nearly 3,000 letters to businesses and medical marijuana dispensaries in the state.
The department is asking them to keep their licenses, and not sell marijuana to minors.
It’s an unprecedented amount of pressure, but the department has found that the majority of businesses have complied, according to the documents.
The department has also sent nearly 1,000 emails to the states medical marijuana regulations, asking them how much marijuana is legal and whether the rules are being followed.
The state health commissioner’s office has also been receiving emails from businesses.
But the agency has not yet received the final regulations from the states Office of Administrative Hearings.
In some cases, the state has sent letters to dispensaries that it does not yet have a license from.
For example, the department asked the state of Michigan to stop distributing marijuana to patients with a pending medical marijuana license.
The agency also sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The state health agency is not expected to receive the final medical marijuana rules until sometime in January, said department spokesman Tim Pritchard.
The Oklahoma department has received thousands of calls about medical marijuana, which is regulated under the state constitution.
It is the only state in the nation that has a medical marijuana law.
The medical marijuana legislation was passed in the legislature in November, and was signed into law by Gov.
Mary Fallin on April 15.
The bills are aimed at providing access to marijuana for people who suffer from a debilitating disease like glaucoma, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease.
Oklahoma allows those with those conditions to use the drug, but it does so at a reduced rate.
In November, Oklahoma became the second state to enact medical marijuana regulation.
New York passed legislation last week allowing adults to possess up to an ounce of marijuana.
Colorado also allowed adults to grow up to six plants, with up to two ounces of the drug for personal use.
In a statement, the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma said the law violates the federal Controlled Substances Act and is unconstitutional.
The ACLU is urging lawmakers to reconsider the law and restore access to medical marijuana for those suffering from the conditions.
“This law is not only unconstitutional, it is dangerous to public health, as the use of medical marijuana can lead to dependence, addiction and even death,” the statement read.