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High Intrigue in Oklahoma over Medical Weed
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So we passed an initiative petition, State Question 788 back in June.

Scott Pruitt screwed it all up at first by changing it, then that got reversed by the Supreme Court.

Then Governor Fallin made us wait a year and a half to vote on it.

One of the organizers got grabbed by the throat by the Roger's county Sheriff:
Rogers County sheriff denies allegations in marijuana advocate's lawsuit over removal from public forum
https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/marijuan...71669.html


And of course then it passed by a wide margin in June.

Then Fallin refused to call a special session for the legislature to write regulations, and she shucked it off to the state board of Health who made last minute changes.

Pro-marijuana group sues Fallin over Rx pot rules
A pro-marijuana advocacy group has accused Board of Health members of holding secret meetings in violation of state law before making last-minute changes to the rules for medical pot.

The lawsuit, filed in Oklahoma County by Green the Vote, was one of two against the Oklahoma State Department of Health related to medical marijuana as of Friday afternoon. It also named Gov. Mary Fallin and five Board of Health members as defendants.

Michael McNutt, a spokesman for the governor, said she and her staff are reviewing the lawsuit.

The board approved rules Tuesday creating a framework for medical marijuana following passage of State Question 788 last month. During the meeting, board member Chuck Skillings introduced two amendments to ban the sale of smokable forms of marijuana, and to require dispensaries to hire a pharmacist.

https://newsok.com/article/5601264/first...-marijuana

But wait it gets better.....

Lmao
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Attorney for Oklahoma State Dept. of Health faces charges for sending threats, resigns

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — The lawyer who helped draft the rules approved by the Oklahoma State Department of Health resigned Friday. Now she's facing felony charges for creating a fake email account to send herself threats over her role in the program's implementation.


The OSDH confirmed Tuesday that Julie Ezell resigned from her position Friday. Shortly after the news was announced, Ezell was charged with falsely reporting a crime, preparing false evidence and computer crimes.

She turned herself in to the Oklahoma County Jail Tuesday night, where she was booked for the charges and released.

Ezell helped draft emergency rules that were presented last week to the Oklahoma State Board of Health. The board approved the rules, but not before adding two amendments that would ban smokable products and require a pharmacist in all dispensaries. Ezell advised the board that the move would likely bring litigation, which it did...

http://okcfox.com/news/local/top-attorne...uana-rules

It gets even better still....

Chuckle
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Pushing marijuana rule, Board of Pharmacy director offered attorney a job

The same weekend Julie Ezell told colleagues she had received “threatening emails” about medical marijuana rules, the former Oklahoma State Department of Health general counsel was offered a job by Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy director Chelsea Church that included the “guarantee” of a pay raise if “you get me a pharmacist in dispensary.”

Church discussed the job with Ezell late Saturday, July 7, as Ezell prepared the OSDH’s final draft of rules for release the next day. The conversation was documented in a series of text messages obtained by NonDoc. Ezell declined to comment about the text exchange but said the conversation was accurate and that the screenshots were from her phone.

Using both her state and private cell phones, Church repeatedly begged Ezell to require the presence of a licensed pharmacist at medical marijuana dispensaries. Ezell’s final draft of rules, released hours later, did not include the pharmacist proposal, but the Board of Health amended the rules two days later to implement the mandate....

https://nondoc.com/2018/07/19/board-of-p...ezell-job/

That's bribery.

OSBI is going to have a fun time investigating the board of Health members who voted for the illegal rules.

What were they offered?

Lmao
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#5
Oklahoma is a corrupt little State that wears its religion on its shirt sleeve. You will note the ones doing the screwing are the establishment Republicans. They were shocked the people voted for this measure and they were 2x as shocked that it passed by a 14% margin in favor. That is a mandate.
So, not to be out done, the establishment is playing the legal game of drag it out. They plan to load it up with bureaucrats to restrict this down to nothing. They are dirty birds with some big special interests behind them.
I voted in favor of #788. I am an old conservative republican male who does not do the dope. I was tired of the do nothing State legislature and thought medical marijuana was a reasonable option for a Doctor and a patient to explore.
What is going to happen is they are going to fuk around and then some of us will get mad, sign a petition for recreational marijuana (i.e. Colorado) and show them voting still counts. At that point they can stick it and so can the over reaching Federal gubermint.
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The current Attorney General has declared the new rules unconstitutional.  All this fuckery has led to a new ballot initiative petition to legalize recreational marijuana.  It is getting close to its signature threshold.  The idiot political establishment in this state would do well to remember that Oklahoma has a strong populist history that flexes its muscles when the political noose around its citizens necks draws a bit too tight.
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#7
h that is so funny...

The day of the election I called my attorney and asked him to look into it, like growing and selling. .Cause they appeared to be separate licenses...
then those damned emergency rules came out..

Amount of THC, the pharmacist, (a hundred grand a year salary) no smokable.. Grown indoors if you were a commercial grower...etc...So embarrassing to Oklahoma residents,....

So very glad that those emergency rules were tossed and changed.. Plus the sly job offer expose....So typical....

Here is the attorney general saying they went a bit too far....(There is a God)...


Oklahoma's Board of Health overstepped its authority with several of the emergency rules on medical marijuana it adopted last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter wrote Wednesday in a letter to the head of the agency.

In the letter to Interim Commissioner of Health Tom Bates, Hunter specifically cites last-minute changes the nine-member board approved last week that prohibit the sale of smokable marijuana and require a pharmacist at every dispensary.

Those rules were recommended by groups representing doctors, pharmacists and hospitals, but were fiercely opposed by medical marijuana advocates. The board approved those two rules despite a warning from its own general counsel that members didn't have the authority to do so.


https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/...s-56666923

Thanks Luvie...

New emergency blah blah with the corrections, I think, I can't find the pharmacy, and prolly should check for the THC level lab testing...

http://omma.ok.gov/
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#8
Best not to sign up for a medical marijuana card, this has ended up being an issue in other states when having and buying fire.arms...just wait for the recreational use to pass...or just get it almost as easy as a dozen eggs like it has been...
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#9
In twenty years I've smoked weed three times. Twice from PTAC*s in a couple of hotels in two different states and once from a a friend in OKC. Wasnt a big deal.

*PTAC: Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner.  Remove the cover and occasionally discover a magical surprise. May require a drill with a quarter inch driver bit for further examination**.  Chuckle

**Amana brand is pretty common for most franchises.
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(07-20-2018, 06:43 PM)BadBrad Wrote: Oklahoma is a corrupt little State that wears its religion on its shirt sleeve. You will note the ones doing the screwing are the establishment Republicans. They were shocked the people voted for this measure and they were 2x as shocked that it passed by a 14% margin in favor. That is a mandate.
    So, not to be out done, the establishment is playing the legal game of drag it out. They plan to load it up with bureaucrats to restrict this down to nothing. They are dirty birds with some big special interests behind them.
    I voted in favor of #788. I am an old conservative republican male who does not do the dope. I was tired of the do nothing State legislature and thought medical marijuana was a reasonable option for a Doctor and a patient to explore.
    What is going to happen is they are going to fuk around and then some of us will get mad, sign a petition for recreational marijuana (i.e. Colorado) and show them voting still counts.  At that point they can stick it and so can the over reaching Federal gubermint.

Sign up now for recreational, deadline is August 2 or 4(not sure)

Organizers: Recreational marijuana petition now just 20,000 signatures shy of threshold for November ballot
By Reece Ristau Tulsa World Jul 15, 2018

Activist group Green The Vote said Sunday that it has received more than 104,000 signatures to get a constitutional question about recreational marijuana on November’s ballot, which means the group needs about 20,000 more.

https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/marijuan...d3ef6.html

https://gtvok.com/locations

Locations where the petitions are located^^^^

Chuckle

Fallin's announcement after the election was telling:

Quote:“I respect the will of the voters in any question placed before them to determine the direction of our state. It is our responsibility as state leaders to look out for the health and safety of Oklahoma citizens.

“As I mentioned in previous public comments, I believe, as well as many Oklahomans, this new law is written so loosely that it opens the door for basically recreational marijuana. I will be discussing with legislative leaders and state agencies our options going forward on how best to proceed with adding a medical and proper regulatory framework to make sure marijuana use is truly for valid medical illnesses.”

https://www.poncacitynow.com/fallin-reac...of-sq-788/

Now she's being sued for violating the Open Meeting Act.

Chuckle

But some republicans including bigwigs at the legislature and the Tulsa Party head say they intend to enact the initiative according to how it was written.

This is gonna happen.
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