Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy to consider employment of executive director

    Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy Executive Director Chelsea Church. (KOKH/FILE)

    The Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy will meet to discuss the employment status of its executive director after allegations she bribed the former top attorney from the board of health for favorable rules on medical marijuana.

    The board will meet at 2 p.m. July 25. The agenda for the meeting shows that the board will consider the employment of Executive Director Chelsea Church. Church is accused of trying to bribe former Oklahoma State Department of Health General Counsel Julie Ezell in the run-up to the Board of Health's implementation of the rules on medical marijuana. A series of text messages reportedly exchanged between Ezell and Church supports the accusations, according to the online news publication NonDoc.

    Ezell resigned from her job just days before she was charged with sending threatening emails to herself and lying to authorities.

    The Board of Health has come under fire after passing two amendments to the medical marijuana rules that would ban smokable products and require a pharmacist in all dispensaries.

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