Oklahoma To Launch Cannabis Breathalyzer Pilot Program

Oklahoma looks set to become one of the first states in the country to launch a pilot program of roadside marijuana breathalyzer tests. The state’s legislature approved a bill that would require the Department of Public Safety to roll-out the $300,000 pilot program to determine whether patients of Oklahoma’s medical [...]

2020-05-27T05:35:43-07:00May 27, 2020|

Oklahoma’s Expanded Protections For Medical Marijuana Patients Begin

In Oklahoma, new legislation took effect on August 30 which expands protections for the state's medical marijuana patients. House Bill 2612, otherwise known as the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, was passed by lawmakers earlier this year following a ballot initiative in June 2018, where voters approved the [...]

2019-10-02T04:34:31-07:00September 17, 2019|

Oklahoma Awards First Licenses to Medical Marijuana Patients

On August 25, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority announced that it had received “3,341 patient, 21 caregiver, 475 dispensary, 690 grower and 190 processor applications.” The applications were made through an online portal at the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s site that went live only shortly before the announcement. According [...]

2018-09-19T07:02:31-07:00September 11, 2018|

Oklahoma Voters Legalize Marijuana for Medical Use

On June 26, Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788, legalizing medical marijuana in the state. Now that the law has been approved, however, advocates and opponents are headed to court over implementation. Since 1948, the majority of Oklahomans have voted Republican. Both houses of the legislature are Republican-controlled, and a [...]

2018-09-19T07:03:18-07:00July 14, 2018|

Oklahoma Senator: Medical Marijuana Would Be Harmful To Families

A religious group called Oklahoma Faith Leaders and U.S. Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma have come out in opposition to State Question 788, a medical marijuana initiative that will go before Oklahoma’s voters on June 26. In a joint statement quoted by various sources, the Senator and the religious group [...]

2018-09-19T07:03:34-07:00June 17, 2018|

Medical Marijuana Drive Reaches Oklahoma, Utah

In two Republican-led states, Oklahoma and Utah, medical marijuana may soon become legal. The Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative, which will appear on state ballots on November 6, 2018, if a sufficient number of signatures are validated, would allow for use of medical marijuana on a doctor’s recommendation. The initiative would [...]

2018-09-19T07:03:56-07:00May 18, 2018|

Supreme Court Refuses Major Marijuana Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a lawsuit by officials in Nebraska and Oklahoma that sought to end marijuana legalization in Colorado. The decision, issued in March by a 6-2 vote, is a major victory for the future of cannabis reform in America. The suit had threatened to [...]

2018-09-12T10:59:06-07:00April 9, 2016|

24 States Considering Legalization This Year

More than 20 states could vote to legalize marijuana in November, according to recent news reports. That means 2016 could be the biggest year yet for cannabis reform. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that elections officials in 19 states have already received petitions to legalize the drug for recreation or [...]

2018-09-12T10:59:51-07:00February 28, 2016|

States Will Push Marijuana Lawsuit Against Colorado

Officials in Nebraska and Oklahoma say they will push ahead with a lawsuit seeking to ban retail marijuana in Colorado, even as the Obama administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss the case. Administration lawyers intervened in the suit in December, arguing in a legal filing before the Supreme [...]

2018-09-12T11:05:01-07:00January 5, 2016|
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