This Week in Oklahoma Weed

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 reliably happy cannabis news, so you don’t have to rage (scrolling through the daily mass shootings) or alternate between laughing and more raging/crying (e.g., Trump’s inability to remember the correct city of the nation’s latest White Man Gone Wild With an Assault Rifle incident).

Get Ready: Here’s What You’ll See at the Oklahoma Cannabis Cup (High Times):

“In the world of cannabis parties and events, there is nothing more well-known and active than High Times‘ own Cannabis Cup event series. In fact, these wide-ranging celebrations of all things cannabis have exploded in recent years to become a global phenomenon, with events spanning the U.S., Canada, Europe, and more.

New to this year’s lineup is the first-ever Oklahoma Cannabis Cup. In preparation for the fast-approaching event, High Times has just announced the musical headliner—along with tons of information about what will be happening at the event. Here’s what you’re in store for, Oklahoma…” – more –

Protection sought for marijuana patient information in lawsuit (The Oklahoman):

“A lawsuit filed Monday in Tulsa County seeks to stop the potential release of medical marijuana patient license information to Oklahoma law enforcement.

The lawsuit is in reaction to an announcement made recently by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority about what exactly will be shared with the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Telecommunications System. Changes included in Senate Bill 1030, set to go into effect Aug. 29, could include the release of some patient license information…” – more –

Oklahoma medical marijuana companies file lawsuit against Facebook (KFOR):

“The owners of seven medical marijuana dispensaries in Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit against a social media giant.

According to the Tulsa World, the medical marijuana dispensary owners filed a lawsuit against Facebook, claiming that the social media website is locking down their pages when they post about their businesses…” – more –

Okla Tax Commission Calls Off Attempt To Apply Tobacco Tax on Medical Marijuana (The Bunker):
“Last week several dispensaries reported that an agent of the Oklahoma Tax Commission entered their local shops and demanded payment of Tobacco Taxes on some Marijuana Medicines; in addition to the Retail State & Local Sales Tax, and the Marijuana Excise Tax.
“We made a mistake,”



—says [sic] the tax collectors…” – more – 

Grass is greener in Oklahoma (Arkansas Times):

“Over 18,000 medical marijuana cardholders in Arkansas as of today! Wow!

Meanwhile, in Oklahoma — where there are no requirements that patients meet certain qualifying conditions, only that they get a referral from a physician — there were 162,273 registered medical marijuana cardholders as of last Monday, a number which has been increasing by 8,000-10,000 per month for over a year. The Sooner State is closing in on 4 percent of the state’s total population with a medical marijuana card in their pocket or purse…” – more –

Charges dropped against four men accused of hauling thousands of pounds of marijuana (KFOR):

“Authorities say charges are being dropped against four men who were arrested after they were found hauling 18,000 pounds of hemp and cannabis in one Oklahoma town.

It all started in January when police in Pawhuska saw a semi-truck running a red light, and officers noticed a white van following closely behind the truck.

Authorities decided to pull the vehicle over and soon discovered at least 18,000 pounds of what they said was marijuana… – more –

Suspect wanted in more medical marijuana dispensary burglaries (FOX 25):

“Multiple medical marijuana dispensaries have been the target of burglaries in the last week in northwest Oklahoma City.

Manager of Herb-N-Legends Dawson Collins said it has many dispensaries taking notice.

“Like I said, everyone’s getting robbed all over the place so I think we definitely need to do something to crack down on it because it’s getting out of control right now.” Collins said.

Photos show the man burglarize a CBD Plus on Northwest Expressway…” – more –

Until next time, stay Happy, Oklahoma.

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