Proctor’s marijuana bill

A bill by Rep. Eric Proctor, D-Tulsa, under consideration in the Oklahoma Legislature would legalize medical marijuana for patients with some conditions, including cancer and HIV. Proctor said several constituents from his district had to leave Oklahoma for marijuana for medical use.

House Bill 1877 proposes that medical marijuana should be made available to patients with glaucoma, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Tourette’s syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, post-traumatic stress disorder, severe arthritis, fibromyalgia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Proctor said the bill is modeled after a statewide ballot vote that passed in Arkansas in 2016.