Well, it seems the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana reforms are here to stay. We're on course to more than double the projections of the Oklahoma Dept of Health in the number of licensees for the first year. Tax collections are now already over $1 million per month, according to Oklahoma Tax Commission reports.
Despite the prudish rejection of the 'big pharma' sycophants in the medical society and the bigoted disparagements of the prosecution industry; most every neighborhood in the state now has legal medical patients getting improved health and a more tolerable lifestyle, with safe use of cannabis medicines.
The 57th Oklahoma legislature has to be watching this development with some sense of astonishment. While the state's tax collections are booming, the sociological doomsday predictions are AWOL.
We see more bitterness among the entrenched medical society than celebration for the patients who finally got off opiates and found a safer & more effective pain relief.
We see more pharmacological skepticism about chemotherapy success with the anti-nausea treatment of cannabis, than hope for survival.
We see more fear from the prosecutors than relief, that PTSD sufferers have found calmness from their panic attacks and flashbacks.
The fear tactics have finally failed. Oklahoma is now embracing a greater measure of liberty and life. The public safety & law enforcement dollars are now going to greater areas of concern. The marijuana black market sees her days as numbered. People have now found safer medications and the empowerment to independently provide for their own healthcare with a homeopathic option.
Here are some of the latest numbers on the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana initiative.