First Oklahoma medical marijuana clinic opens in Tulsa

by Maureen Wurtz & Megan Bell

First Oklahoma medical marijuana clinic opens in Tulsa (KTUL)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — 

Before campaign signs were off street corners, overnight a multi-million dollar business grew in Oklahoma: Medical Marijuana.

With the passage of SQ788 on Tuesday, the state’s first medical marijuana clinic opened bright and early Wednesday morning.

“We saw it coming, we knew it was going to happen,” said Perry Jones III, who runs the Tulsa Higher Care Clinic.

There was a continuous flow of people and questions at the ‘THC2’ clinic near 31st and Yale Wednesday morning. It’s the first medical marijuana clinic to open in Oklahoma, open less than 24 hours after people voted to legalize medical marijuana.

“We’re at the cusp of a catalyst, everybody wants to know about something,” said Jones.

Questions ranged from how to get a medical marijuana card to pricing.

“I moved back to Oklahoma two years ago,” Robert told Hones.

Robert had his medical marijuana card in California. He said it helped him get off the pain pills he was taking for old football injuries.

“It’s a learning process, once you get through,” said Robert. “I’m just glad it happened because it helps a lot of people.”

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In California, the number of medical marijuana dispensaries outnumbered the number of Starbucks at one point.

Could that happen in Tulsa?

“The state question was very open ended,” said Tulsa City Councilor Anna America.

America said cities will have to rely on lawmakers to set the parameters for medical marijuana.

“I think the city will look at what the legislature sets up and look and see

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