Quote of the Day | July 17, 2018

“The Department of Health’s General Counsel advised the board members during the July 10th meeting that these two amendments to the draft rules that we submitted for the Board’s consideration likely exceeded the scope of their authority. In light of this conflict, I would appreciate the advice and counsel of your office on how best to proceed with the defense of this action.”

-Tom Bates, Interim Commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Health, writing to Attorney General Mike Hunter about a lawsuit over the Department’s newly approved medical marijuana rules [OAG.OK.GOV]


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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