OKLAHOMA CITY — Hundreds of medical marijuana supporters descended on Oklahoma’s state Capitol on Thursday to warn lawmakers not to infringe on their legal right to grow, consume and sell cannabis.

Medical marijuana supporters cried foul on dozens of bills filed by state lawmakers that would increase restrictions on the production and consumption of medical cannabis.

Proposed bills could ban marijuana advertising on billboards, prevent future dispensaries from being located near churches, and give cities and towns more leeway to regulate marijuana businesses.

Several bills also would increase fees for commercial growers, processors and dispensary owners from $2,500 to $10,000.

Gallery: Bills proposed for Oklahoma's 2020 legislative session

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