Oklahoma Lawmaker Pushes to Legalize Medical Marijuana

It's already legal in 18 states and Washington DC. Now some want to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma.

Two separate bills on the issue will be in the front of the state legislature this session, both written by Sen. Connie Johnson, (D)-Forest Park.

Johnson has been trying to get a medical marijuana initiative passed for several years, but her bills have never even been given a hearing. This time the language is more comprehensive and she says she just wants the issue to be vetted through the legislative process.

Ten years ago, Chuck Vaughn had surgery that fused three disks in his spine. The operation allowed him to go back to work, but he's lived every day since the operation in pain.

"It's 24-7, never quits, never," he explained. "I haven't slept in a bed in 10 years."

Chuck takes morphine two times a day, but says that doesn't work. He thinks Medical marijuana might and points to a U.S. Patent on cannabis that says the drug could help those with his condition.

- Read the entire article at News 9 Oklahoma.

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