Making A Business Out Of Marijuana Isn’t Easy

“Many believe this is a new-age gold rush. While some companies are doing well, there are just as many that are struggling to keep their doors open."

OHIO: Running a marijuana business is more than a pipe dream, says Justin Breidenbach: It’s about taxes, banking, liability, supply and demand. Breidenbach, an associate professor of accounting at Ohio Wesleyan University who has been studying the economics of pot for two years, concludes that there’s potential for big money to be made if Ohio legalizes Read the full article…

Oklahoma Group To Petition For Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

October 1, 2015 gathering of signatures begins in Oklahoma.

OKLAHOMA: A group for the legalization of medical marijuana is starting a petition in October in hopes of putting it on the ballot for Oklahoma voters. “Green the Vote” is a movement that started in Tulsa this year, and has now expanded to followers in Lawton and Oklahoma City. The organization plans to circulate a petition Read the full article…

Oklahomans Rally For Medical Marijuana Initiative

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

OKLAHOMA: 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 Read the full article…

Oklahoma: Marijuana Smugglers Will Go Free Because Private Company Helped Arrest Them

Oklahoma judge dismissed 30 drug cases in a single day because employees of a private company helped arrest the defendants.

OKLAHOMA:  A Caddo County, Oklahoma judge last year dismissed 30 drug cases in a single day because employees of a private company helped arrest the defendants. Now, attorneys say more cases in other counties are likely tainted due to their involvement. Employees of a company called Desert Snow were helping make drug busts until a Read the full article…

Fallin Signs Bill Legalizing Marijuana Oil For Medical Purposes

Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill authorizing a medical pilot program allowing the medically supervised use of CBD.

OKLAHOMA:  Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill authorizing a medical pilot program allowing the medically supervised use of cannabidiol (CBD), a low THC non-intoxicating derivative of marijuana. Reports from some families indicate CBD may be used to effectively treat children who suffer from epileptic seizures and help reduce the number and intensity of those seizures. Read the full article…

Oklahomans Protest Decision To Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Laws

Protesters gathered Thursday outside of the Attorney General’s office, in an effort to stand up against Oklahoma’s decision to sue Colorado.

OKLAHOMA:  Protesters gathered Thursday outside of Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s office, in an effort to stand up against Oklahoma’s decision to sue Colorado. Despite temperatures staying below freezing, protesters withstood the cold to spread their message. “The cold is not going to keep us from standing up for an important issue,” said Steve Long, with Read the full article…

Oklahoma Republicans Want To Snuff Out Their State’s Lawsuit Over Colorado Marijuana

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OKLAHOMA:  Several Oklahoma lawmakers are calling for state Attorney General Scott Pruitt to drop his lawsuit against Colorado over its legalization of recreational marijuana, arguing that it’s the “wrong way to deal with the issue.” In a letter sent to Pruitt’s office last week, seven Republican state lawmakers, led by state Rep. Mike Ritze, expressed their concern that the Read the full article…

E-Cigarette Firm Eyes Emerging Cannabis Oil Market

An Oklahoma-based electronic cigarette retailer is looking to build a national franchise in the marijuana industry.

OKALAHOMA:  As more states approve the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, an Oklahoma-based electronic cigarette retailer is looking to build a national franchise. Marijuana is illegal under federal drug laws. But voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., approved ballot measures Tuesday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, joining Washington state and Colorado. Read the full article…

Oklahoma Governor Announces Support For Limited Medical Marijuana Program

Gov. Mary Fallin announced Wednesday her support for medicinal cannabidiol oil.

OKLAHOMA:  Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) announced Wednesday her support for medicinal cannabidiol oil and said she hopes to work with lawmakers in the upcoming legislative session on a measure legalizing its use. “I do not support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, nor do I support a broadly defined ‘medicinal’ marijuana use that makes it easy Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Supporters Make Final Push To Collect Petitions Ahead Of Oklahoma Ballot Deadline

Medical marijuana supporters say they need at least 30,000 additional signatures to get the issue on the ballot.

OKLAHOMA:  Time is running out for a group hoping to get medical marijuana on the November ballot. The group called Oklahomans for Health kicked off a petition drive in May. Supporters said they have since collected more than 120,000 signatures from registered voters who support the proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the sale, consumption, Read the full article…