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Altus man prepares for medical marijuana licensing

ALTUS (KFDX/KJTL) - An Altus man is looking to become one of the first to sell medical marijuana in his CBD store.

Buddy Wood spent Monday in Oklahoma City getting his background check complete and all of the things that lead to him being able to sell medical marijuana.

Once Oklahoma passed a law allowing medical marijuana to be sold, CBD vendors and people across the state are applying to become sellers.
They won't be able to apply until Saturday but there is an extensive process they have to go through just to apply.

"It includes fingerprinting, OSBI background check, all of the information on your company, you can only have 25 percent of the ownership in your company is from out of state," said Buddy Wood owner of Kiowa Wellness Center.

Buddy is glad medical marijuana is legal and says it will help a lot of people.

"We’ll be able to take that and help people to overcome a lot of things from depression, OCD, anxiety, arthritis, joint pain," said Wood.

Doctor Joe Leverett has some worries about prescribing medical marijuana.

"By using the legislative process we’ve bypassed the FDA. So, I don’t know what drug interactions there’s going to be with this. There aren’t controlled studies. I don’t know the doses," said Doctor Leverett.

Doctor Leverett isn’t opposed to prescribing it but wants to have the most information he can.

"I think that there ought to be a limited number of physicians prescribing this in controlled environments and looking at if there really is potential benefits. If there is potential benefit, I want to use, I want to use these drugs," said Doctor Leverett.

Wood will grow his own marijuana and says that it is important he does that.

"I want my customers to know what they are getting and the only way I can do that and after my sister and I have gone back and forth. Should we grow our own? What should we do? And we’ve come to the opinion it’s best for us to grow our own," said Wood.

Wood says he hopes to sell medical marijuana sometime around Thanksgiving.

Now to receive medicinal marijuana applicants have to have the following items attached to the application: Affidavit of lawful presence form, documents establishing the applicant is an Oklahoma resident, proof of identity, digital photograph, and certification and recommendation from an Oklahoma board-certified physician within 30 days of submission.

To apply click here.

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