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« Reply #960 on: August 07, 2018, 04:03:33 pm »

It was an odd strategy that does not appear to be well thought out.  Maybe Jeff Spicoli was heading up the operation.



Stupid.  I think Spicoli...no, I know Spicoli was smarter than that...

I think it will be a very sad setback to the effort to help people, in this state, with their medical problems.


But really, all we need is some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and we will be fine...

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« Reply #961 on: August 07, 2018, 04:51:33 pm »

Yes, lying about the number of signatures or being unable to count names with a 50% accuracy will cause people not to trust you in the same way ignoring the clear language of the initiative and using bribes to change the rules will cause people not to trust you.  It will be interesting to see if the legislative group that has had Green the Vote involved in the discussion of implementing medical marijuana drops them. 

Bribery seems a few notches higher than foolish hubris.

I would think saying you have enough signatures near the end of the petition drive would cost you the signatures of the people who procrastinated.  It reminds me a bit of Faux News declaring Mary Failin winning the governor's race with only one percent of the polls (which were still open) reporting.
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« Reply #962 on: August 08, 2018, 06:08:58 pm »


OKLAHOMA CITY ó The interim state health commissioner told a group of lawmakers Wednesday that a special legislative session is the fastest option to ensure State Question 788 goes into effect in a manner that fully takes public health concerns into consideration.

https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/marijuana/special-session-may-be-fastest-option-to-implement-medical-marijuana/article_5e1925aa-633a-5207-a89f-0c175bf773c3.html
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« Reply #963 on: August 15, 2018, 09:39:31 pm »

Reefer Madness --
'Conflict and confusion': Law enforcement addresses panel about medical marijuana concerns

https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/marijuana/conflict-and-confusion-law-enforcement-addresses-panel-about-medical-marijuana/article_6eccefc2-8e03-5f2d-a445-5a953eb0c7fd.html

"SQ 788 should have listed qualifying medical conditions because until lawmakers give guidance, law enforcement will likely have to take citizensí claims about them at face value."

In a nutshell, law enforcement in Oklahoma regards the recognition of voter-approved Medical Marijuana as optional.






TPD Cites Home Growing as Main Medical Marijuana Concern

Tulsa Police have specific concerns about medical marijuana, chief among them home-growing regulations.

Deputy Chief Jonathan Brooks said loosely regulated home growing is the biggest contributor to gray- and black-market marijuana.
"What it has allowed is organized crime and drug traffickers to avoid the statutory laws that they already have in place or to circumvent those. It results in the purchasing and renting of houses in neighborhoods and using those homes for grow facilities," Brooks said.
Brooks said in those tight regulations, TPD would like to see medical marijuana home-growing limited to indoors.

When it comes to commercial operations, TPD is looking for limits on who may work in them. Brooks said people with certain felonies should not be allowed in the industry, with those including violent crimes and trafficking convictions.
"In addition to that, any type of gang-related offense that thereís a felony conviction with a gang affiliation of some type," Brooks said.

TPD is also anticipating some problems when medical marijuana dispensaries start operating in the city. Brooks said other cities have seen an increase in crime around dispensaries, such as burglaries and robberies involving the business and its customers.
"What we want is a patient that has a need under doctorís care, we want them to be able to go and get that, not become a victim of a crime," Brooks said.

TPD also favors some form of prohibition on officers holding patient cards, and Brooks said urban police departments have some different concerns than rural law enforcement agencies when it comes to medical marijuana.

http://www.publicradiotulsa.org/post/tpd-cites-home-growing-main-medical-marijuana-concern
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