This Week in Oklahoma Weed

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Oklahoma Court Holds That Positive Marijuana Drug Test Did Not Prove That Marijuana Caused Accident

National Law Review:
“An Oklahoma state court held that a positive post-accident drug test for marijuana did not prove that marijuana use caused the accident, and therefore the claimant was eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Rose v. Berry Plastics Corp. et al., 2019 OK Civ. App. 55 (Ok. Civ. Ct. App. Oct. 16, 2019).” – more – 

This $2 Test Identified Bird Shit as Cocaine. Cops Keep Using It to Arrest People.

“Field testing of possible drugs by officers is a presumptive test only and is simply one part of the totality of the circumstances that can lead an officer to believe that enough probable cause exists to legally effect an arrest,” Capt. Larry Withrow, a spokesperson for the Oklahoma City Police Department, told VICE News in an email.” – more – 

Tulsa police cracking down on spike in dispensary break-ins

KTUL Tulsa:
“There’s an alarming trend continuing for some Tulsa businesses, specifically medical marijuana shops.

This week alone, two were the target of thieves, and none of them have been arrested so far.”

Tulsa police said a stolen car full of six suspects plowed through The Dankery Dispensary on 51st and Memorial.

Then, earlier this week, a suspect used a brick to break into the Tulsa Cannabis Co. on 11th and Harvard. The owners said the man got away with $2,000 worth of products and damaged their door.” – more –

Oklahoma to license cannabis labs, but businesses must test batches

Marijuana Business Daily:
“Medical marijuana regulators in Oklahoma are close to licensing testing laboratories, but MMJ growers and processors in what had been a lightly regulated market have been required to test product batches for pesticides and potency for nearly two months.

State regulators said they would begin accepting lab applications on Nov. 1.” – more –

OMMA working to re-establish call center

“The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority is working to re-establish a call center after previously closing the center due to the high volume of incoming applications earlier this year.”

The call center took about 1,000 calls a week and shifted those employees’ assignments following the February closure, allowing them to respond to 300-500 more applications daily.

On Wednesday, the OMMA said it is “working to re-establish a call center to answer questions from the public.” – more –

Health official: No ‘short list’ of vaping illness suspects

“Health officials acknowledged Friday they are still looking at a wide range of products and chemicals that could be causing the U.S. vaping illness outbreak.

Until next time, stay Happy, Oklahoma.

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