Call To Action – SB1120 & HB3468

It's been exciting at the capitol. HB 3468 was not heard today due to the cancellation of the Health Committee. Please contact Representative Kannady 405-557-7337, chris.kannady@okhouse.gov, and ask that he delay the SB 1120 hearing in Judiciary until next week. We also need to contact Senate Protempore Senator Mike Schulz (405) 521-5612, schulz@oksenate.gov, and ask that …

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UPDATE: SB1120 – Yen’s MMJ Bill

SB1120 is scheduled for April 4, 2018, 10:30:00 AM in ROOM 432A Chairman Kannady. Let's kill this bill.  It has only four qualifying conditions, creates a monopoly on Cannabis industry, and supports big pharma while neglecting those who desperately need Cannabis medicine. House Judiciary Committee CHRIS KANNADY - Chair (405) 557-7337 chris.kannady@okhouse.gov MIKE OSBURN - …

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UPDATE: HB3468 – Oklahoma Cannabis Commission

****UPDATE: Health and Human Services Committee Meeting has been CANCELED today***  HB3468 is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Health Committee Monday, April 2, time unknown. (Will update as we have the information) This bill still needs a little work still but it is important to keep it alive. Committee Members: Senator Ervin Yen …

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HB2913 – Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

Update: HB 2913 was approved by the Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee on 3/27, and is now awaiting action from the Appropriations Committee. Update: HB 2913 passed the House by a 92-0 vote on 3/5, and now awaits action in the Senate. Update: HB 2913 passed the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee with a 14-0 …

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CANNABIS & THE SANCTITY OF LIFE

Last week Liberty on Tap hosted an informational gathering for SQ 788, a ballot initiative measure to legalize medical cannabis in Oklahoma. The vote for SQ 788 will take place on June 26, 2018. One of our speakers, a member of the Vote Yes on SQ 788 PAC, was Shawn Jenkins. Shawn, a veteran of the U.S. Army, …

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Legislative Shenanigans – Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill

Sitting in committee is a bill that would reform the current civil asset forfeiture policy in Oklahoma. Currently, your property and cash may be seized by law enforcement and kept even if you are never charged with a crime. You may fight to have your property and cash returned but it will cost you. Basically, …

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The REAL Elephant in the Room

I would like to address Fallin's first point, “Oklahoma's drug possession sentences haven't deterred substance abuse”. Most people thrown in cages for using drugs are not necessarily “substance abusers”. This says people who are charged with a drug “crime” are abusers which is a fallacy. Substance users (or abusers) do not belong in prison. Substance …

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