Since 2015, several laws have been passed in Oklahoma, bringing to the fore the importance of cannabis in the treatment of various medical conditions. All these efforts culminated in State Question 788 of 2018 which legalized medical marijuana.
The increased popularity of CBD across the nation and its relationship with marijuana have both ignited a conversation between lawmakers, users and industry players on the legal provisions and the efficacy of this extract.
The Basics Of CBD Oil Oklahoma
CBD or cannabidiol is a chemical compound common in the cannabis plant. It is among hundreds of chemical compounds called cannabinoids that are found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Other cannabinoids include THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBN (cannabinol), CBL (cannabicyclol) and many others. In fact, 113 different cannabinoids have been successfully isolated from the Cannabis plant
The cannabis plant consists of various strains including marijuana and hemp. Marijuana derives its intoxicating effects from the active ingredient – THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
The numerous cannabinoids are found in both hemp and marijuana. Hemp is classified in the United States as cannabis containing a maximum of 0.3% THC content while marijuana contains more than 0.3% THC content.
The difference between hemp CBD and marijuana CBD
While both hemp and marijuana contain the different cannabinoids, CBD is found in large quantities in hemp while THC is more prominent in marijuana.
CBD oil derived from marijuana may contain a higher percentage of THC which may give the user some intoxication and will therefore fall under the rules governing medical marijuana. On the other hand, CBD oil from the hemp plant has a maximum THC content of 0.3 % which is unlikely to get you stoned.
It is therefore common to find traces of THC (in varying quantities)in CBD oil depending on the source.
CBD oil that contains other cannabinoids is known as full spectrum CBD while CBD that has been purified to remove all other cannabinoids is referred to as CBD isolate.
Full spectrum CBD is preferred by some users due to the “entourage effect,” which is reported to provide more healing potential. This is achieved by the various cannabinoids (mostly THC and CBD) working together for optimal performance. The synergy between the different plant materials produces a potent therapeutic effect on patients.
The legality of CBD Oil in Oklahoma
Although there is no specific law in Oklahoma that says CBD is legal for everyone, CBD oil is found in many retail stores across the state largely due to several pieces of legislation that have been passed over the years.
The current laws provide CBD oil users the freedom to buy this natural extract across the state under certain conditions. Under the SQ 788 which was passed in June 2018, medical marijuana is legal in Oklahoma and is administered through the state’s licensed dispensaries. House Bill 2154 of 2015 and House Bill 1559 of 2017 work in tandem to achieve this objective.
The baseline is that in Oklahoma medical THC and CBD can be sold in a licensed dispensary with a physician’s recommendation. CBD that contains THC can therefore be sold in Oklahoma as long as one has a Health Department license to sell marijuana. Dispensaries started selling cannabis products in October 2018.
Since CBD oil has no intoxicating effect it’s widely available across Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs does not regulate CBD stores.
How to get CBD oil in the state of Oklahoma
Since the passage of State Question 788 in June, 2018, there has been a proliferation of CBD shops across the state of Oklahoma. This may be as a direct result of Oklahoma legalizing medical marijuana.
The use of CBD products to alleviate chronic pain, cancer-related symptoms, anxiety, insomnia, inflammation, arthritis and many other ailments has led to multiple shops opening up in the Oklahoma City metro, in the Tulsa metro and other major cities across the state.
Let’s look at the leading stores in various cities:
- Oklahoma City
- CBD Wellness of Oklahoma (1028 SW 59th St C, )
- Artisan Botanicals CBD (8801 Oakridge Dr, )
- Reason Kratom Shoppe & CBD (4220 NW 23rd St,)
- CBD Plus USA (12120 Warwick Dr #7,)
- CBD Store OKC (9101 S Western Ave #117,)
- Vapor Haven & CBD Oil (2903 NW 36th St,)
- WooCana CBD Oil (101 Park Ave, )
- FeelGood CBD Wellness Emporium (5097 E 51st St,)
- CBD Store of South Tulsa (11045 S Memorial Dr,)
- WooCana CBD Oil (636 E 3rd St, )
- CBD Plus USA (6024 S Memorial Dr,)
- Natural Native CBD Company (263 34th Ave S W,)
- CBD Plus USA (820 W Robinson St,)
- Broken Arrow
BuzznSmoke, Vape & CBD Shop (1921 S Elm Pl, )
- CBD Plus USA (610 S Aspen Ave,)
- CBD Plus USA (1908 NW Cache Rd,)
- Twisted Leaf CBD (2610 SW Lee Blvd suite 3,)
- CBD Plus USA (1322 N Kelly Ave,)
- CBD Infuzon (33 W 15th St,)
- Del City
- CBD Plus USA (5101 SE 29th St,)
The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill which was signed into law on December 20, 2018 by President Donald Trump is regarded as a huge leap for CBD. This bill designated hemp as an agricultural crop enabling farmers to have access to loans and grants, write off business expenses on their taxes and buy crop insurance.
Farmers will be able to embark on large scale cultivation of hemp to provide a critical source for CBD oil. For CBD oil enthusiasts across the United States, this is a first step in reviewing the classification of CBD as a “Schedule I” controlled substance by the Drug Enforcement Agency.
For those seeking relief from arthritis, pain, inflammation and other conditions, the future for CBD can only be bright.