Sooner Politics

Medical Marijuana Faces Economic Viability Challenge

  With the passage of Oklahoma’s State Question 788, Medical Marijuana became a reality for thousands of patients. Within months the first real cannabis medicine was cultivated and harvested. Dispensaries opened and product was put in consumers hands.  While the medicine was legal as of October 26th, the growers were waiting for optimal harvesting conditions, which mostly occurred after Thanksgiving.  So most licensed dispensaries waited until December to officially open and…

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  The Tenth Amendment Center reports some new developments in the Missouri Legislature which would give belated help to patients who treated their conditions with cannabis medicines prior to 2019. ​  Veterans with PTSD and their loved ones are hopeful that the legislature will move promptly to clear those who were convicted of possession of less than 35 grams(roughly an ounce) of marijuana. Veterans suffering long term effects from their multiple […]

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The OKGOP Chairmanship Is Changing

  Chairman Pam Pollard recently announced her decision not to seek another term at the helm of the Oklahoma Republican Party. This happens to coincide with the change of governor for Oklahoma.  Reports tell Sooner Politics that the transition team is keenly aware of the importance of a close working relationship between the governor’s office and the state GOP leadership. To that end he and Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell (a former chairman and national GOP office […]

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​  The Oklahoma Ethics Commission was formed to monitor the behavior only of our elected officials and our govt. agencies.  But this current Ethics Commission is mulling new rules that would force private citizens to file paperwork or face fines, if they petition their government for redress of grievance (a constitutional right).  They held public hearings this past week on a set of rules which will become law […]

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Oklahoma Watch: Meet The Audit Masters

  As we await the first 6 performance audits that were commissioned by the Agency Performance & Accountability Commission(APAC); it would be helpful to understand the private sector members of the commission.  Jeff Raymond of Oklahoma Watch recently published an excellent set of biographies on each of them.​  None of these members are being paid for their work, including monthly meetings at the state capitol.  […]

  Representative Harold Wright -R, Weatherford, was expelled by the  Oklahoma Republican Party’s ruling State Committee, today. The action took place at the State Committee meeting, in Edmond, OK.   OKGOP’s national committeeman, Steve Curry, presented a letter of the OKGOP Executive Committee, advising action for Wright’s actions, funding the campaign of a Democrat nominee(Jeff Burrong) for a state senate seat. Wright, who took money from the OKG […]

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  Tulsa talk radio host, Pat Campbell, teased an announcement as he signed off, on his Friday show. He said that a big announcement is scheduled for his Monday morning show. KFAQ Radio program director, Shelby Travis is slated to announce some programming changes.  Monday is coincidently the day that Podcasting god, Ben Shapiro will be launching his national radio show, taking on 2 hours which Michael Savage is vacating, […]

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