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The Oklahoma! open line. Marijuana is near yet so far.

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Here's the open line and a question: Have you been to Oklahoma yet with your now-activated Arkansas medical marijuana card? If not, be warned there are complications.

Yes, we have no medical cannabis for sale in Arkansas yet.

But, Oklahoma? The waving weed can meet your need, to borrow from a famous song. But again. You can't simply drive over to Pocola and slap down the card, as KARK/Fox 16 reports here. You have to apply for a temporary permit to purchase. There's a 14-day waiting period. Then it costs $100 for 30 days.

And given the Reefer Madness signals emanating from Gov. Asa Hutchinson and his administration officials, I'd watch out then for Smokeys interdicting ailing Arkies with bags of pain-relieving edibles, just as they once vigorously kept a lookout for untaxed Coors. Best, perhaps, to wait until the first batch of homegrown is available here. Federal law also prohibits carrying marijuana across state lines, even if it is state-legal product.

So far, about 7,000 Arkansans have obtained a card to buy the product, approved by voters in November 2016 and still unavailable.


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