Oklahoma is experiencing a full blown industry explosion for cannabis medicines. Each of the past 5 months have seen a 33% increase in statewide sales tax increases over the prior month. If this continues just a few more month, Cannabis excise & sales taxes could overtake liquor tax collections in Oklahoma.
But along with the explosive sales growth, many problems are now presenting, for law enforcement who have little training on the massive changes and how to determine who is a legal medicine distributor and who is a black market cartel operative. Sheriff Damon Devereaux of Logan County just recently had to return a large shipment of medicine to an Enid producer and drop all charges against two transport workers whom his department accused of running contraband drugs.
The problem for law enforcement is that the legislature failed to provide a proper state certification of transport employees for company who grows, processes, or retails cannabis (marijuana).
It finally happened.. an Oklahoma sheriff called & said; 'come get your marijuana'.