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 typically happy cannabis news, so you can drift blissfully above the partisan bloviators and the regularly scheduled programming. This will leave you more time to keep up with Devin Nunes’ Cow (we always love a good First Amendment victory).

Testing underway for marijuana breathalyzer to be used by police (FOX23 News)

“Researchers are working to find a way for police to test drivers who could be high behind the wheel.

The legalization of medical marijuana in Oklahoma and loosened marijuana laws around the country are spurring conversation and research on the effects of the drug.

Developers at the University of Pittsburgh used a 3-D printer to make a portable marijuana breathalyzer that could eventually become something for police to use to test drivers. Law enforcement doesn’t have a tool to measure how much THC is in a person’s system…” – more –

Legislation proposed to fast-track medical marijuana licenses for terminally ill (KOCO News 5)

“Oklahomans with terminal illnesses would have a fast track to obtain medical marijuana cards if a newly filed bill becomes law.

“I find the areas in which we can really help people with the medical marijuana, and one of those is end of life,” said Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman.

He cited shorter wait times for patients who may not have long to live as one of those ways that medical marijuana can be more effectively utilized.

“I’m going to run legislation or have legislation geared up for those that are terminally ill,” he said. “Hospice and those types of scenarios — they can get it expedited…” – more

For Cannabis, Oklahoma’s More Than OK (The Motley Fool):

“As a market for cannabis, Oklahoma may not register on a lot of people’s radars – but perhaps it should. As of November, more than 200,000 people in the state now have medical marijuana cards – a significant 5% of the state’s roughly 4 million people. To put that into perspective, consider that Florida, one of the hottest states for medical marijuana, has over 300,000 registered medical marijuana users, just 1.4% of its more than 21 million residents…” – more –

Stability Cannabis Voted Oklahoma’s Best Workplace and CEO Denver Kitch Named Top Small Business Leader (PR Newswire)

“The ranking, compiled by The Oklahoman, is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research firm Energage, LLC, a leading provider of employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.  More than 41,000 Oklahoma employees were surveyed across all industries, and Stability Cannabis was named “Best Workplace” employers with fewer than 125 employees while CEO Denver Kitch was honored with the an individual award for highest individual leadership score among Oklahoma executives….” – more –

Clinton Police recover 1.3 pounds meth, loaded firearms during traffic stop (KFOR News 4)

The Clinton Police Department arrested three people after recovering meth, marijuana, guns, and other paraphernalia during a routine traffic stop on November 30.

Officers O’Kelley and Perez conducted the stop near Glen Smith and Frisco Street around 10 p.m. Saturday.

Officers immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle, but none of the passengers inside had a medical marijuana license…” – more –

—Until next time, here’s hoping you stay Happy…and stay out of the headlines.

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