Oklahoma Pot

The people of Oklahoma passed an initiative enabling medical marijuana. The state immediately went to work to implement it, the law was a good one, and they’re coming online with little fuss or muss.

They are out of the gate with 742 medical marijuana dispensaries licensed. A dispensary is much like a store, but also grows cannabis. Retail stores in other states do not need to grow, and in Washington they cannot. Still, dispensaries have a sign or something, something that makes them as visible as a store.

Washington has 500-something stores right now, Oregon is around 700, Colorado is around 1000. To have Oklahoma open up with 700 is shocking. Oklahoma City has over 180 licenses, about what Portland, OR has.

Seems out of scale with the population to me…

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