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  1. US OK: Editorial: Medical Pot

    Tulsa World, 18 Apr 2016 - Oklahomans Aren't Ready for It If at first (and second) you can't succeed... Supporters of legalizing the medical use of marijuana have filed a third attempt at a statewide ballot petition. Similar petitions were filed the past two years and both fell short of gathering enough support to make the ballot. But there's reason for some supporter optimism this time.
  2. US OK: OK's Attorney General Continues Effort to Overturn

    The Oklahoman, 16 Apr 2016 - DENVER - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is trying a new tactic in his fight to have Colorado's legalization of recreational use of marijuana overturned. Pruitt and his Nebraska counterpart are asking an appeals court to allow them to join a court case that may decide whether federal law against marijuana pre-empts Colorado's legalization.
  3. US OK: Pruitt Tries To Join Anti-Pot Case

    Tulsa World, 16 Apr 2016 - Oklahoma, Nebraska Officials Continue a Battle Against Colorado. DENVER - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is trying a new tactic in his fight to have Colorado's legalization of marijuana for recreational use overturned.
  4. US OK: Medical Marijuana Supporters File New Papers

    Tulsa World, 12 Apr 2016 - They Will Try a Petition Drive for the Third Time. OKLAHOMA CITY - Supporters of legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes will try for a third time to get the issue on the statewide ballot.
  5. US OK: Initiative Petition to Ask Oklahoma Voters to Legalize

    The Oklahoman, 12 Apr 2016 - Oklahoma voters would be asked to legalize medical marijuana under an initiative petition filed Monday with the secretary of state's office. It calls for the state Health Department to regulate the dispensing of marijuana to people with a doctor-signed license to obtain it.
  6. US OK: Drug Expert To Speak At Town Hall Meeting

    The Ada Evening News, 09 Apr 2016 - The Pontotoc County Drug Free Coalition is hosting a town hall meeting to discuss marijuana legalization and the statewide impact it has had on Colorado. The event takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at the Pontotoc Technology Center. This event is open to the community as well as those outside of Pontotoc County. No registration is required and it is free to attend.
  7. US OK: OPED: Colorado Keeps Pot Oklahoma Keeps Liberty

    Tulsa World, 31 Mar 2016 - Even if you oppose marijuana legalization, as I firmly do, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision recently not to interfere in the decision of Colorado voters to end cannabis prohibition was a major victory for states' rights, federalism and the 10th Amendment. It was also a victory for all Oklahomans who do not want to be ruled by unaccountable and out-of-touch bureaucrats and politicians thousands of miles away in Washington, D.C. - and even abroad - acting in defiance of our Constitution.
  8. US OK: Editorial: Strong Leadership Not Likely

    The Oklahoman, 26 Mar 2016 - OKLAHOMA Attorney General Scott Pruitt's effort to sue the state of Colorado for its role in violating the drug laws of neighboring states fell short at the U.S. Supreme Court this week. That doesn't mean there isn't a problem, as even the attorney general of Colorado conceded. Pruitt's lawsuit was not based on challenging the decision of Colorado citizens to legalize marijuana sales to Colorado residents. Instead, Pruitt sought to challenge Colorado state policies that are designed to generate revenue from the interstate sale of marijuana. For example, Colorado officials don't require that marijuana buyers be legal residents of Colorado, nor does the state limit the number of transactions to deter bulk trafficking. As a result, Colorado has become a hub of interstate marijuana sales and distribution.
  9. US OK: LTE: 'Just Say No'

    Tulsa World, 20 Mar 2016 - I was commissioned as an agent with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics in 1987 and spent more than 28 years fighting the drug issues that plague our state. My employment was a result of the "Just Say No" anti-drug initiative, which was created and championed by then first lady Nancy Reagan. I have often wondered what the world would be like now if addicts had heeded her warning. That first needle of meth seemed so harmless. It seemed innocent the first time the crack cocaine addict took a hit off the crack pipe. The heroin looked good at the moment, to flee the world's problems and get high. Let's smoke just one joint; it's just marijuana. No one can fathom the destruction headed their way.