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Group marches for medical marijuana regulations to be revoked

Group marches for medical marijuana regulations to be revoked (KTUL)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- A group of medical marijuana supporters are mad, so they took to the streets to let their voices be heard.

People say the new regulations on State Question 788, which legalized medical marijuana, are unfair and not what the people want.

With flags and cardboard pitchforks, dozens marched for people like T. Read Richards' sister who has epilepsy.

Richards says she fights seizures every week.

"She found the CBD oil has really helped calm the seizures and make it less frequent," Richards said.

They marched for people like Arthur Baker.

"I am mad as hell because of the over regulations from the health department that deprives me of the medication that I need," he said.

The State Board of Health banned smokable marijuana and are requiring pharmacists to be at every dispensary.

"The lawmakers have refused to listen to us," marcher Chris Moe said.

He says the rules aren't part of what he voted for and he won't stand for it.

"As long as they don't do what we voted for, we are going to be mad as hell," Moe said.

RELATED I Oklahoma AG: Board of Health does not have authority to ban smokable marijuana

Lawsuits have been filed and a meeting to potentially modify those regulations is in the works, but the damage is done.

"We are coming for that governor's chair, we are going to plant a green candidate in the governor's seat, we are going to replace the attorney general with someone who is green-friendly," Moe said.

Until then, the group will continue making noise.

Groups like Green the Vote are also gathering signatures to get recreational marijuana on the November ballot.

They need 124,000 signatures and currently have 118,000.

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