Posts Tagged:state

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

Explosion of Calls for School Choice Among State Lawmakers

A number of states are taking action to provide education funding for families to send their children to schools of their choice – a trend that will likely shape upcoming elections. “This session, let’s expand school choice any way we can. Greater open enrollment. New transportation models. More charter schools. And more educational freedom for…Read More

Pro-life attorney: ‘No court should be able to usurp state laws that protect human life’

On Dec. 1, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Many legal experts say the case presents the most momentous test yet of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. At issue is the constitutionality of a 2018 Mississippi law…Read More

OU professor says midazolam is an ineffective anesthetic in state lethal injections as Julius Jones execution approaches

With less than 24 hours remaining until the state of Oklahoma is scheduled to execute Julius Jones, an OU professor said the 500 milligram dose of midazolam administered in state executions lacks data to support its effectiveness as a anesthetic. Jones — a former OU student who was convicted of the 1999 murder of Paul…Read More

State Senate Committee Passes Bill to Ban Abortion Once Heartbeat Can Be Detected

An Oklahoma Senate committee on Monday passed a bill that would ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat or brainwaves are detected. The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services passed Senate Bill 1859 in a 7-4 vote. The bill, authored by Sen. Paul Scott, would amend language in the Heartbeat Informed Consent Act that currently…Read More