Posts Tagged:marijuana

Oklahoma lawmaker files legislation to modify medical marijuana laws

An Oklahoma lawmaker has filed legislation to modify medical marijuana laws. On Wednesday, Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, announced that he plans to file legislation that will modify the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act and the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Waste Management Act. “When medical marijuana was legalized in Oklahoma, it basically created a ‘Wild…Read More

Oklahoma’s booming medicinal marijuana business has been accompanied by issues during rapid growth according to State Bureau of Narcotics

Marijuana is Oklahoma’s ballooning cash crop, and its industry’s growth in the state may surprise you. Over the last year up until the end of November, medical marijuana brought in around $138 million in revenue. Another thing is it’s easy for people to start grows and businesses in the industry compared to other states. There…Read More

Second petition filed to legalize recreational cannabis in Oklahoma

Oklahomans could see on the ballot this year competing state questions to legalize recreational marijuana. A second initiative petition to legalize recreational marijuana use in Oklahoma for anyone 21 years or older was filed Tuesday with the secretary of state’s office. Campaign spokeswoman Michelle Tilley said this measure is a new version of a recreational cannabis initiative petition she helped with two years…Read More

Illicit marijuana in Oklahoma: ‘You probably don’t even understand the magnitude of it’

A lot of new pickup trucks are kicking up dust on rural Oklahoma roads. The drivers, in many cases, are not familiar to longtime locals and seem to prefer it that way. Stories abound of strangers showing up with bundles of cash and paying far above market rates for farmland that’s quickly converted to marijuana…Read More

Contaminated marijuana is flooding Oklahoma’s medical market amid ongoing state enforcement issues

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kenny Novotny had a problem. The owner of 1440 Processing was seeing failing lab results on 90% of cannabis he bought and submitted independently for testing. State Question 788 says only that an employer may not discriminate against an employee simply because of their status as a medical marijuana patient. This means…Read More

Petition to legalize recreational marijuana withdrawn

Proponents of an initiative petition to legalize recreational marijuana and implement sweeping criminal justice reforms say they have withdrawn the measure. Although proponents of State Question 807 were given the go-ahead to collect signatures, they say collecting the 177,958 signatures necessary to qualify for the ballot is unfeasible given the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic also…Read More

Oklahoma may launch marijuana breathalyzer pilot program

Oklahoma could launch a pilot program to conduct marijuana breathalyzer tests to determine if people are driving under the influence. Oklahoma’s Legislature passed legislation last week to require the Department of Public Safety use $300,000 to pay for a medical marijuana pilot program to test out marijuana breathalyzers. Rep. Scott Fetgatter, R-Okmulgee, said Oklahoma could…Read More

Lawmakers push to revise medical marijuana laws

Home delivery of medical marijuana, a shorter dispensary setback from schools and making the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority its own agency are among proposals that survived last week’s first legislative deadline. But a bill banning billboards with medical marijuana advertising failed to make it through committee. The next major deadline is March 12, when bills…Read More