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Prohibition, not pot, is the problem

Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), spent 34 years with the Maryland State Police working primarily in drug investigations. Franklin spoke earlier this month at a University of Oklahoma conference entitled, “The War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration: Myths and Realities.” During an interview with Oklahoma Gazette, Franklin said state lawmakers

Marijuana rally scheduled Wednesday

Medical Marijuana Day will consist of lobbying, advocacy and training, according to Norma Sapp, director of the Oklahoma chapter of National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). An advocacy training session in Room 104 is slated for 10 a.m. The meeting is designed to help citizens understand the most effective way to lobby their

Legalize, regulate and tax

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has long noted that there has never been a recorded case of an overdose death attributed solely to marijuana. Johnson, a Forest Park Democrat, has started a much-needed discussion at the state Capitol about decriminalizing a substance that even President Barack Obama, who used marijuana

In session

Dozens of laws are proposed for this year’s state Legislature, including changes for judges, divorces, marijuana legalization, militias and more. BY TIM FARLEY As the Oklahoma Legislature convenes on Feb. 3, hundreds of bills are stacked and ready for its consideration. From legalizing marijuana to changing how divorces are considered, some may have more impact

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