Gov. Stitt: Drug cartels have no place in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma legislative session opened Monday, and Governor Stitt promised residents that he’d be cracking down on illegal marijuana farms.

With 6,100 marijuana farms currently licensed with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, spokesman Mark Woodward said there’s no doubt that legalization has changed the landscape of the state.

“Noises, lights and smells and criminal activity in Southern Oklahoma,” Woodward said. “So really, over the last 18 months we have really seen an increase in the amount of criminal operators moving to our state and citizens are really concerned about it.”

Woodward said the black market operations frustrate neighbors, other growers doing things the right way, and OBN because often these operations bring in other illegal drugs.

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