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  1. US OK: Editorial: Fumbling On Medical Marijuana

    Tulsa World, 25 Aug 2016 - It's A Bad Idea, but SQ 788 Ought to Be on the Ballot If Possible If State Question 788 doesn't make November's ballot, proponents have no one to blame but themselves. Still, in the best spirit of democracy and to save some money, state officials ought to do everything reasonable to get the medical marijuana proposal before voters in November if possible.
  2. US OK: Marijuana Petition Gets Enough Signatures to Possibly

    The Oklahoman, 24 Aug 2016 - An initiative petition to let Oklahomans vote on whether to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes has enough signatures to potentially get on the ballot, Oklahoma Secretary of State Chris Benge announced Tuesday. Backers of the petition say they hope to get the issue on the November ballot, but state officials say time constraints may make that impossible. If the issue fails to make the November ballot, voters still might get a chance to vote on it later during a special election or the 2018 primary or general election, officials said.
  3. US OK: Medical Marijuana Petition Drive Underway

    The Oklahoman, 17 Jul 2016 - Tents flapped in the northwest Oklahoma City wind as Michael Beck and another man arrived in a pickup, ready to sign a petition seeking a state vote to legalize medical marijuana. Beck, 25, said he has never used marijuana, but he has a niece who can benefit from it and whose mother and father have moved to Colorado where it's legal.
  4. US OK: Ohp Card Readers Can Seize Funds

    Tulsa World, 10 Jun 2016 - Civil Asset Forfeitures From Prepaid Cards Prompt New Concerns Over Civil Liberties. The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has purchased several devices capable of seizing funds loaded on to prepaid debit cards to aid troopers in roadside seizures of suspected drug-trafficking proceeds.
  5. US OK: Editorial: CBD Oil

    Tulsa World, 17 May 2016 - A Compassionate Expansion Gov. Mary Fallin signed into a law a modest expansion of a state law that allows therapeutic uses of a nonintoxicating ingredient of marijuana for a limited number of medical conditions.
  6. US OK: PUB LTE: Pot Helps

    Tulsa World, 06 May 2016 - I have been a dedicated reader of the Tulsa World for probably 50 years and have never read a more uninformed editorial ("Medical pot," April 18). There are many respectful doctors and members of the media including a multisegment report by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on NBC that outlines and documents the advantages of medical marijuana for certain types of illnesses.
  7. US OK: House Approves Bill Expanding Use of Medical Marijuana

    Tulsa World, 06 May 2016 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma House has given final approval to legislation that expands the medical use of an oil derived from marijuana. The House voted 69-14 for the measure and sent it to Gov. Mary Fallin to be signed into law.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.