Jean R. Hausheer, MD, FACS - OKC Forum to Focus on Medical Marijuana

OKC forum to focus on medical marijuana 

May 11, 2018
Tahlequah Daily Press

Oklahoma Watch, a nonprofit media organization, will host a public forum in Oklahoma City to discuss State Question 788, which legalize the licensed cultivation, use and possession of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

The "Oklahoma Watch-Out" forum is free and open to the public and will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at The Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhi Dr.

Featured panelists will include Dr. Jean Hausheer, president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association; Frank Grove, chairman of Vote Yes on 788 campaign and president of the Drug Policy Reform Network of Oklahoma, and a third guest, to be announced, to provide information about legislative efforts to regulate the question should it pass.

Oklahoma Watch Executive Editor David Fritze will moderate the discussion, and audience questions will be allowed. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register at oklahomawatch.org and come with questions.

State Question 788 will appear on the June 26 primary ballot. The forum is intended to inform Oklahomans about the specifics of the proposal, the issues surrounding medical marijuana, and how Oklahoma's question compares with similar measures passed or rejected in other states.

Hausheer is an ophthalmologist and surgeon and is current president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association. Hausheer provides refractive and comprehensive eye care for patients at the Dean McGee Eye Institute in Lawton.

She is an active member of the medical staff at Comanche County Memorial Hospital, the Lawton Indian Hospital and the Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in Oklahoma City.

A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Medicine's six-year program, she completed ophthalmic residency training at the Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology.

Grove is the editor of State Question 788, chair of the Vote Yes On 788 Campaign and president of the Drug Policy Reform Network of Oklahoma.

Grove has worked in the health-care field developing applications for telemedicine and is a published research scientist. He graduated with a master's degree from the University of Tulsa with funding from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Grove is a lifelong resident of Tulsa

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