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Medical pot booming in Oklahoma, for good or for bad (The Oklahoman):
“One year after Oklahoma voters said resoundingly that they wanted medical marijuana to be legalized in the state, they’ve gotten what they asked for, in abundance — the good and the not so good.
The most beneficial “good” to the state is the tax revenue generated. In July, the total was just more than $2.5 million in collected medical marijuana tax. As David Dishman noted in one of a series of stories this week by reporters for The Oklahoman, the amount collected in November — the first month of collections since legalization — was only about $1,300…” – more –
Metro dispensary owner, wife robbed, kidnapped at gunpoint, police say (KOCO 5):
“A metro dispensary owner and his wife were followed to their home, where they were held at gunpoint, robbed and kidnapped, according to Oklahoma City police.
KOCO 5’s Erin Beu spoke with the victims, who have been at the emergency room all morning. The two were pistol-whipped and zip-tied after they got home Thursday night…” – more –
OHP Warns Of Misconceptions Of Marijuana-Impaired Driving (News 9):
“Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers say there is a big misconception among people who have medical marijuana cards and just how much marijuana someone can have before getting behind the wheel.
At DUI checkpoints across the state, law enforcement looks for not only drunk drivers, but also motorist under the influence of drugs. Even under the state’s medical marijuana law, it is still illegal to drive under the influence of any amount of marijuana…” – more –
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Robbed By 3 Armed Men (News On 6):
“Tulsa Police are searching for three men they say broke into a medical marijuana dispensary on South Sheridan.
TPD says the men entered the store at closing time with guns ordering employees to get on the ground. Police then say the suspects stole marijuana, money, and a handgun before fleeing on foot…” – more –
“Facebook Jail” Is a Thing, and Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Companies Do Not Want to Be In It (JD Supra):
“Seven Oklahoma medical marijuana dispensaries are suing Facebook after the platform allegedly booked them into “Facebook jail.” “Facebook jail” is when Facebook temporarily disables a page or profile for allegedly violating community standards.
The lawsuit was originally filed in May by Ye Olde Apothecary Shoppe. On July 18, six other Oklahoma dispensaries joined as plaintiffs: (1) Flowercraft Co. of Tulsa and Coweta; (2) The Greens Bakery of Tulsa; (3) Tribal Nations CBD Outlet; (4) Stoned 4 Survival; (5) Top Shelf Growers Inc.; and (6) Cannabis Island…” – more –
High Times Cannabis Cup Oklahoma City Receives Record Number of Entries (Yahoo! Finance):
“High Times, the most well-known, globally recognized brand in cannabis, announced today it has received a record number of entries for Oklahoma’s first-ever Cannabis Cup. Collected through a partnership with Oklahoma-based APCO MED, a cannabis dispensary and meditation lounge, the upcoming competition will feature over 460 entries from nearly 150 brands.
Consummating at the Lost Lakes Amphitheater in Oklahoma City on August 24 and 25, the High Times Cannabis Cup Oklahoma will celebrate the state’s first year of medical marijuana legalization with food, vendors, and performances from icons 311 and Slightly Stoopid…” – more –
Nearly 4 tons of marijuana discovered inside shipment of jalapeños (KFOR 4):
A shipment of jalapeños from Mexico to the US was discovered to be carrying more than just a spicy kick when Border Patrol agents found nearly 4 tons of marijuana hidden in the cargo…” – more –
—Until next time, here’s hoping you stay happy…and stay out of the cannabis headlines.