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Old 04-20-2015, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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A Happy 4 20...............try not to eat too much
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:51 PM
 
Location: United States of Jerry Falwell
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I wouldn't dare in Oklahoma, the state that has among the strictest laws in the nation. Hopefully that changes soon. Oklahoma is unique in the amount of federal, tribal land so that could force the state to move quicker than it otherwise would.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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It won't change, if the next petition to vote to legalize medical marijuana can't raise enough money to hire enough signature takers. I doubt there is enough people willing to volunteer to get the signatures. Around 122,000-132,000 signatures needed. It's all that easy to do. Last summer during one weekend for the first medical marijuana petition, one of the busiest corners in OKC, at NW Expressway and the entrance to Hefner Lake only got around 1,650 signatures.

I haven't heard of any Oklahoma tribes wanting to grow marijuana.

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Old 04-20-2015, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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The one thing going for the 420 crowd is the money. State budget shortfalls are happening all over the country. A lot of states (including Oklahoma) based a portion of their budget on tobacco penalties that were to be paid out of sales of cigarettes. Cigarette sales, even in Oklahoma, were declining anyway, and now Vapes are cutting into the sales left. A quick fix is going to be to legalize and tax weed. I can almost guarantee you every state representative in the nation is looking at Colorado with envy. Cutting police costs, cutbacks on prisons (this is going to be a tough one to deal with), increased revenue.........it's coming.
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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The one thing going for the 420 crowd is the money. State budget shortfalls are happening all over the country. A lot of states (including Oklahoma) based a portion of their budget on tobacco penalties that were to be paid out of sales of cigarettes. Cigarette sales, even in Oklahoma, were declining anyway, and now Vapes are cutting into the sales left. A quick fix is going to be to legalize and tax weed. I can almost guarantee you every state representative in the nation is looking at Colorado with envy. Cutting police costs, cutbacks on prisons (this is going to be a tough one to deal with), increased revenue.........it's coming.
It was probably said during the depression that the way to raise tax money was to repeal prohibition on alcohol. So it took little less than a year for enough states to ratify the amendment that lifted prohibition. But Oklahoma didn't legalize alcohol until 1959. It took three tries at the ballot box, until liquor by the drink was finally legalized in 1984.

Once could hope, but I think it would be pushing it to think that Oklahoma can get rec marijuana legalized by the year 2020. And like in other states, legalizing medical marijuana will surely have to come first.

Four state legislators in my area have indicated they would be open minded toward legalizing medical marijuana. All four are against legalized rec marijuana, although one of them supports decriminalizing it, meaning only issuing tickets, like a $100 fine, when caught in possession of it. He also thinks most people in his district don't support rec marijuana legalization.
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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And we’re all gonna miss it a lot

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Just doesn’t hit the spot
I gotta hundred dollar bill
You can keep your pills, friend
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Best I can tell
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