Another case of media hysteria. This time it's the Tulsa TV station painting a narrative of drug exploitation, but ignoring the facts that don't fit their narrative.
KOTV News On 6 reports that a new Medical Cannabis grow license applicant is "Very Close to a public school".
The report fails to give any real facts because the facts don't fit their narrative. The refused to show a map or give hard facts on distance.
The truth is that Eden Farms (a current vegetable operation) is not close to the school. Statutorily, close is defined as "within 1000 feet (closest entrance to closest entrance between buildings).
But using free internet tools from Google, we measured the distance as more than twice the required distance. The greenhouse operation is 2,265 feet away. Plus, the turnpike cuts between them and the roads have no pedestrian accommodations. A student is statistically far more likely to be killed by an auto than to be able to somehow get free cannabis.
Unless a student trespasses through other private lands, they actually have to walk nearly a mile along very dangerous county roads with no pedestrian shoulder. All students who live near the greenhouses are provided bus transport because they are deemed to live too far to walk back & forth to school.
Eden Farms says they are constructing a 8 foot high perimeter fence and securing the 24 hour services of a private security firm. they also have security cameras all over the facility. The 1000 foot law was created by the proponents of the new law, because they are concerned that in an urban pedestrian environment there will be a valid concern about a commercial outdoor growing environment. But Eden Farms is a completely indoor operation.