Drug war

Sooner Politics:  McCurtain County Sheriff Defies Medical Marijuana Law, Seizes Commercial Operation

In the far southeastern county of Oklahoma. A county sheriff, Kevin Clardy; conspired with a local judge & district attorney(Mark Matloff) to shut down a licensed grower’s crops, some kitchen appliances(cannabis butter maker), personal medical devices, and even her cellphones. Sharla Smith – Licensed Farmer    Sharla S […]

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R3publicans/LA Times:  Trump says he is likely to support ending blanket federal ban on marijuana

President Trump said he likely will support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, a major step that would reshape the pot industry and end the threat of a Justice Department crackdown.

read more via source: Trump says he is likely to support ending blanket federal ban on marijuana – Los Angeles Times

[Editor’s note: With Sessions gone, this article takes on renewed relevance!/sc]

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Sooner Politics:  Time Running Out on Recreational Marijuana Petition

   A cursory  counting of calendar days and constitutional mandates are just days away from a collision course for the backers of SQ797.  The chart below demonstrates that July 23rd is the final date to reasonably place a state question on the November general election ballot.  The energy and excitement is high for the proponents of SQ797, known as the Recreational Marijuana  petition.  In the past 10 days the signatures have spiked why the State Board of…

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OKG Primary Election Returns 2018:  SQ 788 passes and Yen is Yanked -- beyond that lots of run-offs ahead!

The results are in and the long debated SQ 788 passes by almost 57% across the state.  Now the details of implementation will be worked out in a special session.

Medical Marijuana has been approved in 29 states and DC so far and now you can add Oklahoma to the list.

In another significant race Senator Ervin Yen has indeed been Yanked in the campaign to #YankYen as he was soundly defeated by Joe Howell in SD40.

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Liberty on Tap:  Clearing the air -- Vote YES on SQ788

I read Michael Bates’s latest blog post encouraging people to vote no on SQ788 and was struck by his account of a local doctor’s opinion on State Question 788. It’s as if the doctor whom he cites has gotten his information from “Everything You Need to Know About THC” by James Lankford. If Mr. Bates is accurate that this doctor truly believes that ALL of the health benefits of cannabis are currently available in full spectrum hemp oil [which he apparently sells out of his clinic], without the side effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive substance found in marijuana, then the doctor is deficient in facts or Mr. Bates has misunderstood the doctor.

It’s true that “full spectrum hemp oil” has beneficial qualities, but it only scratches the surface. THC is also an important compound. The problem we have now in Oklahoma is that the legal amount of THC in our state (less than three-tenths of one percent) is simply not adequate in the treatment of many diseases. People with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Tourette syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, and Epilepsy need access to higher levels of THC. For gastrointestinal disorders like Crohn’s, THC is crucial for healing.

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Sooner Politics:  Wrong-headed State Opioid Laws Growing

  Senator John Cornyn just asked a health professional in US Senate committee hearings, about the connection between heroin deaths and opioid prescription regulations.  The federal committee testimony establishes that it is state regulations limiting patients from getting proper care & oversight of their health challenges, that leads to desperate patients turning to the cheaper street opioids, HEROIN & FENTANYL.   Our Oklahoma state legisl […]

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