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The Oklahoma State Capitol (Phil Cross/KOKH)

11.1.21 – TULSA, Okla. (KTUL)

More than 350 new laws go into effect today in Oklahoma.

One new law caps insulin prices. With 14% of the state suffering from diabetes, it’s a welcomed sight in Oklahoma.

Those who have insurance and rely on insulin to regulate their blood sugar don’t have to worry now about choosing between their medicine and other bills.

According to the new law, the co-pay for a 30-day supply can’t cost more than $30.

Another new law requires high school students to pass a citizenship test in order to graduate. It’s the same test the government gives immigrants who are applying to become American.

This new law starts in the 2022-2023 school year.

Cocktails-to-Go was only meant to be a temporary law to help businesses struggling during the pandemic, but now, that law is officially here to stay.

The law allows establishments with a mixed beverage or caterer license to sell a cocktail, mixed drink, or single-serve wine placed in sealed containers.

Also starting today, House Bill 2646 will allow dispensaries to make and sell pre-rolled joints.

The new law also allows the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority to inspect cannabis businesses twice a year and make changes to product testing requirements.

Oklahoma will also soon have a roughly 20-mile stretch of highway in the panhandle named after former President Donald Trump as Senate Bill 624.

The bill proposes to name the section of State Highway 287 beginning at the limits of Boise City extending southeast to the Oklahoma-Texas border in Cimarron County be designated as the “President Donald J. Trump Highway.”

It would direct the Department of Transportation to place permanent markers with the name on the highway.

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