Legislative Shenanigans – Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill

Sitting in committee is a bill that would reform the current civil asset forfeiture policy in Oklahoma. Currently, your property and cash may be seized by law enforcement and kept even if you are never charged with a crime. You may fight to have your property and cash returned but it will cost you. Basically, …

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Katie and Cayman’s Law and Oklahomans for Health Initiative

Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill allowing a medical pilot program for cannabis oil. The bill, known as "Katie and Cayman's Law," would allow medically supervised use of cannabis oil. Parents say that it is effective in treating children with epileptic seizures. We are happy to see some progress in this area however, this …

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CBD Hearing at Oklahoma State Capitol

The following account is submitted by Drug Policy Reform Network board member, Dax Ewbank, who attended the hearing at the capitol. Here is my takeaway from the CBD Hearing held today at the Oklahoma State Capitol. I was happy that the hearing was held, there were at least 7 or 8 legislators present, which is …

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Victories and Next Steps

Oregon and Alaska became the third and fourth states to legalize marijuana. http://touch.capitalgazette.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-81873295/ In Oklahoma, Fallin has won the gubernatorial election. She is very much opposed to supporting and protecting one of our most basic rights to use cannabis. Meanwhile, medical cannabis refugees from Oklahoma are still stuck in Colorado, separated from their families and …

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Re: Governor Fallin’s Press Release – Support of Medicinal Use of CBD

Governor Fallin's press release today announcing her support of medicinal use of CBD oil is a mere breadcrumb. While this low THC oil could benefit a very small demographic of children, it limits life saving, life improving medicine to others and continues to victimize a large group of people who suffer from cancer, cancer treatment …

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Two Oklahoma Initiative Campaigns seek to nullify federal marijuana laws

US News reports that two initiative campaigns are underway in Oklahoma to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational uses. If either passes, it will add to the swelling movement to nullify unconstitutional federal laws prohibiting marijuana. The federal government currently bans marijuana for any use. But constitutionally, the feds lack any authority enforce a prohibition …

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