In a comedy of ignorance, Oklahoma law enforcement and prosecutors are embarrassing our state by violating interstate commerce law. A truckload of industrial hemp is now rotting in PAwhuska, OK. while prosecutors try to find a narrative to justify their violation of civil liberties for 4 truckers and the medical processing facility which owns the payload. When the Hemp Express made a surprise trek through Osage Indian Territory, A Pawhuska cop took on more than he should have. Now the entire state is looking ignorant & inept. Yet the cops still won't drop the case. They think they've made the biggest marijuana bust in state history. But the reality is, they violated federal interstate commerce law by detaining the transport of a legal agricultural commodity.
Sen. Casey Murdock (R-Gymon) has filed a bill (SB325) to let counties ban cannabinoid medicines from licensed patients. His bill would also allow employers to terminate employees for-cause if there is a theoretical concern of penalty because of the employee's disability & treatment.
A veteran with PTSD seeks relief from VA healthcare.
Sen. Casey Murdock hates Cannabis medicines and wants his panhandle district to have a do-over on State Question 788. But this time he wants each county to have sovereign power to ignore state law and arrest patients for continuing the medical treatment in their county.
This is the new 57th Legislature. They have the largest freshman class since 1908. And these 149 lawmakers are wanting to do a lot of lawmaking. We'll really have to pay attention to what comes out of the capitol.
Brad Peixotto is a local Collinsville businessman who owns a legal medical dispensary, set to open this Tuesday.
What's even worse than an arrogant city council which bans commerce in an unlawful rebellion of state law; is a cowardly council which slow-walks a legal retailer's business permit.
Brad Peixotto paid his permit fee many weeks ago and has a business launch grand opening promotion set for January 15th. Problem is, the city council just keeps tabling the agenda item of approving his permit. KTUL news in Tulsa detailed the struggle Mr. Peixotto is enduring and how the Collinsville City Council is deliberately stalling the approval of this established area businessman's proper submission for a common retailer permit. Several city councils have landed in court for denying the permits of dispensaries, as state law requires. No city council has prevailed yet. Broken Arrow was the first city to be subjected to both an injunction and a clear ruling. They are seeking a Supreme Court decision. Recently the city of Grove repealed several ordinances they had imposed on dispensaries and suffering patients. That change of course happened after 3 members of a special legislative study group came to Grove last week and explained the jeopardy the city was placing themselves in.
The Oklahoma Ethics Commission was formed to monitor the behavior of our elected officials and our govt. agencies. But this current Ethics Commission is mulling new rules that would force private citizens to file paperwork or face fines, if they petition their government for redress of grievance (a constitutional right). They held public hearings this past week on a set of rules which will become law, unless specifically voted down by the Ethics Commission board, or the entire legislature.
The Collinsville Slow Walk
What's even worse that an arrogant city council which bans commerce in an unlawful rebellion of state law; is a cowardly council which slow-walks a legal retailer's business permit. Brad Peixotto paid his permit fee many weeks ago and has a business launch grand opening promotion set for January 15th. Problem is, the city council just keeps tabling the agenda item of approving his permit.
Wright Gets Expelled From Republican Party State Committee
The Presiding OKGOP State Committee held their quarterly meeting today in Edmond. Among the business was a matter of party discipline. Rep. Harold Wright of Weatherford, who had significantly funded the campaign of a Democrat, was removed from his party leadership post by a nearly unanimous vote of the 122 members in attendance. Only one voice declared 'nay' on the voice vote. No action has been taken yet, on the House Republican Caucus secretary, Carol Bush, who actively campaigned for Democrat, Kendra Horn. Bush tried hard to make Horn look like a moderate centrist Democrat. But this week, Horn voted for Far-left Congresswoman, Nancy Pelosi, to be the next Speaker of the House.
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