The Tulsa Republican Assembly held a town hall tonight, to hear from community members who have been or will be impacted by marijuana policy.
Navy Veteran, Cody Barlow shared his struggle with PTSD and the current treatment he's getting from the Veterans Hospital. He was a recent participant in a medical trial in Colorado, using Cannabis products.
He hopes that a change in state policy will allow him to utilize the mew medicine so he can return to work.
Kim Goodman shared her son's tragic story of experimenting with Cannabis edibles. He consumed 5 times the dose recommended, and went into a psychotic state of paranoia and killed himself.
Michael Jackson, also a military veteran being treated for PTSD, discussed his participation in the initiative petition drive and Frank Grove discussed the language of the proposal and why the measure is constructed in this manner. Grove was a part of the team which constructed the proposal.
We hope you'll find the video helpful in study of the issue.
The panel focused on the medical basis for our consideration of State Question 788, to be decided by a statewide election on June 26th.
At 2:15 into the tape
Cody Barlow Shares his struggle for recovery. He is a Navy veteran with PTSD and other complications. The VA has him on 24 pills per day and they are both addictive and bring side effects which are at times worse than the debilitating condition he is suffering. He traveled to Colorado for a medical test with Cannabis products and his reported success is tremendous.
At 23:00 into the tape
Kim Goodman shared the story of her son, Luke. A bright & healthy young college graduate who accidentally overdosed on Cannabis edibles. In his psychotic paranoia, he shot & killed himself.
Later in the meeting
Michael Jackson & Frank Grove discuss effort to reform Cannabis Regulations & the language of State Question 788