Marijuana laws in Oklahoma not likely to change

By fnord · Jan 14, 2009 · ·
  1. fnord
    Associated Press - January 11, 2009 1:15 PM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Those on both sides of the issue say that despite a growing tolerance for marijuana use in other states, Oklahoma laws concerning the drug likely won't change soon.

    Massachusetts recently decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, joining 11 other states in doing so.

    Allen St. Pierre, the executive director of the Washington-based National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, says that is a sign of a, quote, "generational cusp of change.

    He acknowledges that such a change is not, however, coming to Oklahoma in the near future. Oklahoma law stipulates that marijuana possession is a misdemeanor for the first offense, with a punishment of up to a year in jail.

    Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs spokesman Mark Woodward says it's, quote, "absolutely frightening" that some people are becoming more tolerant of marijuana.


    ard says he's seen more lives ruined by marijuana than any other drug.

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  1. old hippie 56
    OK is one screwed up state, swim knows, he lived up there a couple of times. If you think your state is bad, go to Ok.
  2. guldenat
    "We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee. We don't take our trips on LSD."

    Oh, Merle Haggard would be very proud indeed.
  3. fnord
    Could someone get me this jackoffs phone number? i looked around a bit and couldent find it. Where does he get off saying this when his state has 42% higher average of meth use then the rest of the united states? How can anyone claim that wide spread marijuana use ruins more lives then widespread meth use?

    Rebinds me of when we used to think the world was flat...
  4. old hippie 56
    Another find from the fine state of Oklahoma, and, fnord there is a toll free number at the bottom.

    The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics is sending out an annual reminder not to smoke red dope. OBN Agents are once again eradicating wild-growing marijuana crops that pose a nuisance around the state.
    Throughout the month of June, OBN has been targeting fields in which anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand wild-growing marijuana plants have taken hold. Agents have been using backpack spray rigs to eradicate the pot with Glyphosate ("Round-Up") weed killer.
    "It is not uncommon to find fields with 500,000 to 1 million wild marijuana plants eating up valuable farm land. In the past, we would cut the plants by hand. This was time-consuming and in many cases the plants would simply grow back the following summer. Spraying is a much faster technique that, in many cases, permanently kills off the marijuana. The herbicide has been tested, found to be environmentally safe and has a very low toxicity to wildlife. It is the exact same product most of us buy at the store to kill weeds in our own back yards."
    ----Mark Woodward, OBN Spokesman.
    In order to warn the public of the treated plants, a red dye has been added to the Round-Up which will turn the plants red during application. It is OBN¿s hope the dye will deter anyone from cultivating, selling and/or smoking these plants. In the past, OBN agents have encountered people trying to cultivate wild-growing pot fields. Additionally, people have taken the poor quality wild plants and mixed them in with stronger, cultivated marijuana to increase the yield and street value.
    The spraying has already taken place at targets located in Blaine, Custer, Ellis, Grant and Woodward counties, eradicating an estimated 9.5 million plants. More spraying is planned throughout the summer and fall if funding is available. Mark Woodward, Public Information and Education Officer with OBN says his agency is willing to provide the Round-Up weed killer free of charge to any farmers around the state who are interested in eradicating the wild marijuana, themselves. Those interested should contact OBN at (800) 522-8031.
  5. Greenport
    That's a horrible argument because marijuana wouldn't destroy lives if there weren't so many governing restrictions on it.

    Think about it - the only real ways that marijuana can destroy one's life is to either put them in jail or cause them fail a piss test for a higher paying job. Both of which wouldn't be the case if the government would lift the restrictions.

    Tell me ONE way that marijuana destroys lives that isn't directly related to the prohibition of it!

    Perhaps everyone on this forum should write Mr. Mark Woodward a message ;)
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