Oklahomans Rally For Medical Marijuana Initiative


Oklahomans pushing for a stronger medical marijuana initiative rallied at the State Capitol on Saturday.

Organizers said although they made some strides in the past year, it's still not enough for patients who they said really need help.

All smiles now, little Jaqie Warrior looks like any happy two-year-old. But it hasn't always been this way.

“She can hold her head up she can hold things now she had lost all of her development, my baby was on the brink of death every day,” said Brittany Hardy Warrior.

Suffering from severe epilepsy, Jaqie's mother tried every medication.

"Injections, diets, everything, nothing worked for my daughter, she was having over 200 seizures a day."


Oklahoma Group wants medical marijuana measure added to the ballot

If at first you don't succeed, try and get medical marijuana legislation on the ballot a second time.

The group Oklahomans for Health is trying to make that happen.

FOX25 News reports the group will be launching a petition to allow the use of medical marijuana in our state.  This would be for people with documented proof they need the drug.

A similar petition failed, last year.

FOX25 News reports the group would need to get around 130,000 signatures in order to get the measure on the ballot.  The signatures need to come from registered voters.

Oklahoma for Health will start gathering signatures in August.  The group will have until October to get the necessary signatures.


Dentists Talking About Marijuana

Colorado's efforts to ease regulations against the drug lead to a different type of discussion with dental patients who use it.

The headlines were splashed across all national media. Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order that makes an "official declaration of the vote" related to Amendment 64. That declaration formalizes the amendment as part of the state constitution, and makes legal the personal use, possession, and limited home-growing of marijuana under Colorado law for adults 21 years of age and older.


Marijuana Melee: Nebraska And Oklahoma v. Colorado

In December of last year, Nebraska and Oklahoma (the “NO States”) filed suit against Colorado in the United States Supreme Court, seeking to invalidate Colorado’s recreational cannabis laws. Last week, the Supreme Court invited the Obama Administration to weigh in with its position on the lawsuit.


SCOTUS Round-up: White House Asked to Weigh in on Marijuana Case

Oklahoma and Nebraska want to rollback Colorado’s legalization of pot, calling it a “cross-border nuisance.”

Here’s a round-up of Monday’s Supreme Court developments.

Justices ask White House to comment on marijuana case: The Supreme Court asked the Obama administration to weigh in on a lawsuit brought by two states seeking to rollback marijuana legalization in Colorado, reports WSJ’s Jess Bravin:

Oklahoma and Nebraska asked the Supreme Court to invalidate laws implementing a 2012 voter initiative approved by their neighbor state, which legalized recreational use of marijuana.


Marijuana Legalization Oklahoma: Gov. Fallin Signs Bill Allowing Clinical Trials Of Medical ...

Oklahoma took a small, first step Thursday toward legalizing one form of medical marijuana after Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill that would allow medical trials of a cannabis derivative known as cannabidiol, or CBD, to move forward. Many say CBD is beneficial in treating children with debilitating seizure conditions. While Fallin, a Republican, made it clear that she remained opposed to legalizing marijuana outright, she said the bill would give researchers the opportunity to study the effects of CBD on children with epilepsy.


Picture Of Marijuana Leaf Projected Onto Oklahoma State Capitol Building


There was an unusual scene Monday night at the State Capitol as a picture of a marijuana leaf was projected onto the building.

News 9 got several calls about this into our newsroom from people who couldn't believe what they were seeing. The marijuana leaf was being projected by Attorney Chad Moody with "TheDrugLawyer.com." It turns out Monday night's event was a publicity stunt.

Moody is upset with the state's stand on the legalization of marijuana. He also said he wishes he had been arrested when Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers showed up.


To the Bitter End: The 9 States Where Marijuana Will Be Legalized Last

We know the end is coming, but pot prohibition is going to have to be undone state by state. Here are the ones least likely to jump on the bandwagon.

Marijuana prohibition in the US is dying, but it isn't going to vanish in one fell swoop. Even if Congress were to repeal federal pot prohibition, state laws criminalizing the plant and its users would still be in effect—at least in some states.

And it's probably a pretty safe bet that Congress isn’t going to act until a good number of states, maybe more than half, have already legalized it. That process is already underway and is likely to gather real momentum by the time election day 2016 is over.


Marijuana Edibles Aren't Safe—But Neither Are Booze and Sugar

Last year, The Weed Eater column debuted on 4/20 with a promise to take readers on “a cannabis-fueled culinary journey.” Since then, we’ve made a gourmet marijuana meal at Hunter S. Thompson’s house, sampled Melissa Etheridge’s weed-infused wine, brewed up some pot-fueled bulletproof coffee, explored the Joy of Cooking (while really stoned), concocted strain-specific cannabis cocktails, examined the Grateful Dead’s lasting influence on how we eat, and even shared a meal with Nonna Marijuana, the 92-year-old queen of cannabis cuisine. But perhaps, amid all the munchies and merriment, we’ve failed to make clear something vitally important: Marijuana edibles aren’t safe.


Special report: Edibles safety still concern for Colorado

A year of debate, a slew of labeling regulations and multiple educational campaigns have not been effective in answering a critical question surrounding marijuana-infused edible products: How do you stop a consumer from eating too much?


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