Doctors, pharmacists propose ban on smoking medical pot

Representatives for pharmacists, doctors, and hospitals on Monday came out in opposition to a medical marijuana state question approved by Oklahoma voters last month and proposed strict new guidelines, including a ban on smoking the drug and a limit on the number of places where it is sold.

Representatives for pharmacists, doctors, and hospitals on Monday came out in opposition to a medical marijuana state question approved by Oklahoma voters last month and proposed strict new guidelines, including a ban on smoking the drug and a limit on the number of places where it is sold. Oklahoma State Medical Association President Jean Hausheer said a ban on smokable forms of marijuana is an "absolute demand." The group also is pushing a requirement that pharmacists be present at marijuana dispensaries. The state Board of Health on Tuesday will begin considering emergency rules for the new medical marijuana industry in Oklahoma.