This week, Chip Paul collaborated with journalist George Lang to publish a simple history of Oklahoma Marijuana history. We recommend reading the article in the Oklahoma Gazette.
Medical Cannabis proponents were under no illusions of the real oppositions they faced. This is largely a culture war for many political conservatives. The vast majority of the most active voters are old enough to remember when 'Pot' was emblematic of a 70s culture war. The establishment detested the hippies choice of wardrobe, hairstyle, music, politics, and most of all... vices.
Where the 'old man' would turn to a casual beer while he listened to the country music collection; the kids wore bell-bottoms & tie-dyed shirts and shared a bong with friends while the rock & roll blared on the hi-fi. Sure, that was 50 years ago, but it's still deep within the psyche of folks who fear a counter-culture.
Chip Paul owns a venture startup called Gnu Pharma. His many goals include making a new class of naturopathic medicines readily available to patients in Oklahoma whose physicians prudently conclude that Cannabis is a viable if not preferable course of treatment.
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...