An Oklahoma bill to regulate a state medical marijuana program is heading to the Senate floor after being approved by the Senate Business Committee on Monday.
Senator Brent Howard (R), who is behind Senate Bill 806, says the legislation seeks to curb the number of licenses that use an identical physical address on their applications, reported KFOR. The move comes on the heels of an investigation linking sex trafficking, prostitution, and drug trafficking to medical marijuana farms across the state.
In the new bill, Howard is addressing a request from Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA), the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (OBNDD) and the Attorney General's Office, as they face obstacles while investigating potential illegal operations.
"Those who regulate our medical marijuana industry are running into problems when they raid a facility only to learn that there are numerous licensees who utilize that one address and all have product …