Marijuana 101: Q-and-A

With medical marijuana coming to Oklahoma after the passage of State Question 788, a lot of people with no cannabis experience are wondering about the basics.

This Q-and-A offers an easy-to-consume introduction for those wanting to learn more about marijuana.

Important to note: Implementing medical marijuana in Oklahoma will be a slow process as the state Health Department will not have the necessary protocols in place until, at the earliest, July 27. After the regulations are in place, those granted commercial licenses for medical marijuana likely will work quickly to build inventory for dispensaries, but the processes (acquiring seeds, cultivating plants, harvesting and processing) cannot be rushed.

What is marijuana?

Plants whose flowers have a high concentration of natural chemicals called cannabinoids — tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a compound that produces a “high,” and cannabidiol (CBD), a compound that has zero intoxicating effect.

How is marijuana medicine?

The body has a complex system for receiving and processing cannabinoids,

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