This Week in Oklahoma Weed

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Welcome to This Week in Oklahoma Weed, your one-stop-shop for the marijuana headlines that matter! The Happy Ogle does the dirty work for you. We cultivate the cannabis news, so you don’t have to watch FOX News or scroll through Epic advertorials in The Oklahoman⁠ — unless you really want to.

High Times Teams Up With APCO MED For Oklahoma Cannabis Cup (High Times):

“High Times announced on Monday that it is teaming up with cannabis dispensary and meditation lounge APCO MED for the upcoming Oklahoma Cannabis Cup. The pot culture festival and competition to honor Oklahoma’s best cannabis products will take place on August 24 and 25 at the Lost Lakes Amphitheater in Oklahoma City…” – more – 

Child entertainment firm sues Oklahoma marijuana dispensary, alleges trademark infringement (Tulsa World):

“A medical cannabis dispensary chain with a location in midtown Tulsa is the subject of a federal copyright infringement lawsuit alleging that the business stole its logo from a children’s entertainment company based in Canada.

Nelvana Enterprises Inc., a corporation with headquarters in Toronto, alleges in a lawsuit filed in Tulsa federal court on Friday that the Treehouse Dispensary chain “willfully copied and is using a confusing similar imitation” of a logo Nelvana has used since the 1990s…” – more –

More Oklahoma patients getting medical marijuana cards through online service (FOX 25):

“The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has approved more than 150,000 patient applications, as of July 15th. Some of the recipients were able to get their cards without even leaving home.

PrestoDoctor, a telemedicine service to get a medical marijuana card, recently expanded into Oklahoma…” – more –

Oklahoma medical cannabis businesses prepare for ‘necessary’ rules that will up compliance costs (Marijuana Business Daily):

“Oklahoma medical marijuana companies are on the verge of facing new regulations that will increase compliance costs.

Expanded costs are expected in a wide range of operations, including:

  • Seed-to-sale tracking and package labeling.
  • Product testing.
  • Waste management…” – more –

Oklahoma Parkinson’s disease forum to highlight medical marijuana treatment (Tulsa World):

“An upcoming forum on Parkinson’s disease will feature a new subject in research on the disease.

Medical marijuana.

The American Parkinson’s Disease Association Education Forum, a statewide forum hosted by the association’s Oklahoma chapter — set for 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 27 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown hotel at 616 W. Seventh St. — will include a presentation on “Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s disease,” in addition to other discussions…” – more –

Body discovered at marijuana grow operation (The Ada News):

“Authorities are investigating a shooting Friday at a marijuana grow operation in the Center area that left one man dead and a host of questions unanswered.

Pontotoc County Sheriff John Christian said Saturday the Sheriff’s Office is investigating what happened in the early morning hours Friday at a remote location near Center. Agents with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation have been called in to assist in the investigation…” – more –

As some ordinances shut out marijuana businesses, see how Oklahoma cities are regulating patients, cannabis industry (Tulsa World):

“Dozens of municipalities across the state have put in place local ordinances that would regulate medical marijuana in the months since State Question 788 passed with 57 percent support…” – more –

Realtor Survey Reveals Medical Marijuana Impact On Real Estate Prices (News 9):

“A new survey shows medical marijuana dispensaries could be taking a toll on residential real estate.

According to a National Association of Realtors survey, 10 percent of realtors said they have seen home prices rise near dispensaries. Twelve percent of realtors said they have seen home prices decrease near dispensaries…” – more –

Until next time, stay Happy, Oklahoma.

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