Oklahoma Quickly Becoming Medical Marijuana Hotbed

The rollout of statewide medical and recreational marijuana programs typically is a grindingly slow process that can take years. Not so in Oklahoma, which moved with lightning speed once voters approved medical cannabis in June.

The ballot question received 57 percent support and established one of the nation’s most liberal medical pot laws in one of the most conservative states. Six months later, the cannabis industry is booming. Continue reading “Oklahoma Quickly Becoming Medical Marijuana Hotbed”

First Medical Marijuana Licenses Approved Saturday In Oklahoma

The rollout Saturday of the state’s application portal for medical marijuana licenses went smoothly, with some residents noting they had been approved for their licenses earlier than expected.

Nearly 1,370 accounts had been registered and 366 patient applications and 205 commercial applications had been received by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority in the first hour after the portal went live. Continue reading “First Medical Marijuana Licenses Approved Saturday In Oklahoma”

Medical Marijuana Will Not Be Permitted on Oklahoma College Campuses

On the heels of Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s approval of revised regulations that eliminate many of the most onerous restrictions to the state’s 6-week-old medical cannabis program, officials at the state’s two largest public universities are announcing that medical cannabis will not be allowed on campus. The ban comes despite the recent approval of State Question 788, which broadly legalizes medical cannabis. Continue reading “Medical Marijuana Will Not Be Permitted on Oklahoma College Campuses”

Has The U.S. Reached A ‘Tipping Point’ In Marijuana Legalization?

Has the U.S. reached the “tipping point” in marijuana legalization? That’s what one CNN commentator said happened last month when, on June 26, Oklahoma adopted medical marijuana through a ballot initiative — making it the 30th state to do so, as you can see in the figure below. Continue reading “Has The U.S. Reached A ‘Tipping Point’ In Marijuana Legalization?”

Is marijuana mind-set changing in the Bible Belt?

Four years ago, Arkansas voters narrowly defeated a measure to allow medical marijuana sales in the state. Continue reading “Is marijuana mind-set changing in the Bible Belt?”