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A Face of a Million Faces


By Michael Kinney   Trying to pin Andrew Martin down on a simple answer can seem like trying to drink water out of a thimble. The co-founder of Sherweed Forest admits it is a problem, especially when trying to explain what his company is.  Martin sees what Sherweed Forest is, but also what it can become.  […]

2022 Medical Marijuana Legislation in Oklahoma What bills will become law and how will it change the industry?


2022 Medical Marijuana Legislation in Oklahoma What bills will become law and how will it change the industry? ~ By Felina N. Rivera, Attorney Every year, Oklahoma legislators propose bills for our state congress to consider in hopes of creating new laws. Since the passage of State Question 788 in 2018, hundreds of bills have […]

 FREE ENTERPRISE REIGNS IN OKLAHOMA’S MMJ SYSTEM! 


 FREE ENTERPRISE REIGNS IN OKLAHOMA’S MMJ SYSTEM!  by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish, Cannabis Lawyer1  1 Information contained herein provides general information related to the law and does not provide legal advice. It is recommended that readers consult their personal lawyer if they want legal advice. No attorney-client or confidential relationship exists or is formed between […]

“Cannabinoids Block Cellular Entry of SARS-CoV‐2 and the Emerging Variants”


Chip Paul @chip_paul_ecs Forensic Researcher of The Endocannabinoid System “God has always provided “the cures”. The cures are in nature. It is only our lack of knowledge that keeps us from these cures” A new study published in the Journal of Natural Products is causing a stir in the cannabis world.  The study, entitled “Cannabinoids Block […]

THE TRUE, DARK HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING


THE TRUE, DARK HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING By Mary Belle Zook Provided By Citizen Potawatomi Nation Public Information Although many Potawatomi and others across the United States celebrate Thanksgiving, the factual history behind the holiday is something to be less than thankful for. While communing with loved ones and showing appreciation for the bounties and gifts […]

OKLAHOMA’S RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: WILL THEY SURVIVE ANOTHER FEDERAL COURT CHALLENGE? 


OKLAHOMA’S RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: WILL THEY SURVIVE ANOTHER FEDERAL COURT CHALLENGE?  by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish,  Cannabis Lawyer I previously explored Oklahoma’s residency requirements applicable to medical marijuana business licensees in my article, “ARE OMMA’S RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS UNCONSTITUTIONAL?”, where I commented on the change in residency requirements for OMMA licensees imposed by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana […]

IMPERIOUS – OKCC | Oklahoma Cannabis Convention November 12-13, 2021


IMPERIOUS IS A STORY OF PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE A personal witness to pain and tragedy inspires a co-founder visit site here  Imperious co-founder Eric Norton witnessed pain and tragedy in 1990 as a licensed chemical dependency counselor. He worked as a case manager in the Dallas County Judicial Treatment Center, a nine-month program that treated convicted […]

THREE CHANGES IN THE WORKS FOR OMMA LICENSED BUSINESSES 


THREE CHANGES IN THE WORKS FOR OMMA LICENSED BUSINESSES  by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish Cannabis Lawyer The past several months have seen numerous changes to Oklahoma’s medical marijuana system, including new OMMA Permanent Rules; Amendments to OMMA Permanent Rules by September 16, 2021 Emergency Rules; passage of new bills by the state legislature such as […]

DO OMMA’S NEW EMERGENCY RULES IMPACT PATIENTS?


DO OMMA’S NEW EMERGENCY RULES IMPACT PATIENTS? by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish Cannabis Lawyer   The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority enacted a new set of Emergency Rules that became effective on June 28, 2021. These new Rules implement numerous changes, most of which apply to OMMA-licensed commercial medical marijuana businesses. However, some of the Rules […]

Changing The Law


Changing the law By Michael Kinney   Like many people across the country, Cheri Cowan sees the federal laws concerning marijuana as antiquated. As a 31-year-old single mother in Norman who makes her living in Oklahoma’s cannabis industry, she watched her home state thrive when medical marijuana became legal in 2018. Cowan said she wants […]

BRAVO, JUSTICE THOMAS


by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish Cannabis Lawyer   If you are in the cannabis industry, you have a very powerful friend, a man who sits on the United States Supreme Court. The dissenting Statement respecting the denial of certiorari handed down on Monday, June 28, 2021, by United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, one […]

Economic Impact


Economic Impact by James Bridges Herbage Magazine   Since 1971, the war on drugs has cost the United States an estimated $1 trillion. In 2015, the federal government spent an estimated $9.2 million every day to incarcerate people charged with drug-related offenses that’s more than $3.3 billion annually. State governments spent another $7 billion in […]

REGULAR SESSION OF OKLAHOMA’S 2021 LEGISLATURE HAS ENDED: WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE MMJ BILLS?


by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish, Cannabis Lawyer   Earlier this year I provided an introduction to some of the more substantive bills filed in the Oklahoma House and Senate pertaining to Oklahoma’s Medical Marijuana Program, and this spring I wrote about highlights concerning the more important bills that were passed by the legislative body in […]

Liberate & Celebrate


by Jasmine Harvey   Without truly knowing Juneteenth as a child,  I was enthralled with the love and camaraderie during my first celebration of this historic and recently declared “national holiday.”  Now as an  adult I wanted to know more.   On September 22nd, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves from […]

Texas – Landlocked and Surrounded by Legalization


by Veronica Castillo Texas, the second-largest state in the United States, largest city Houston, largest metro Dallas- Fort Worth, and surrounded by legal/decriminalized states on all sides- refuses to legalize cannabis for medicine. Present day, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana are medicinally legal and/or decriminalized cannabis states. Meanwhile, Texas doesn’t want smokable hemp legal, […]

Harborside Decision


by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish, Cannabis Lawyer Harborside was brilliantly briefed and argued before the Tax Court by my International Cannabis Bar Association colleague, Henry Wykowski, an exceptionally talented cannabis attorney headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are in the cannabis industry in Oklahoma or, for that matter, anywhere in the United […]

Found Myself in Texas


by Brittiany Ralls Visiting family and friends in Texas quickly reminds me of the days of the past. At least for a lot of the country at this point. Texas is still one of the few states that does not have a cannabis program in place that allows for a majority of their citizens to […]

From the Front Lines


by Chip Paul | Gnupharma/OK4U What is up with the OMMA?  Has your commercial cannabis business been inspected?  Did you know every other license the OMMA issues, you MUST be inspected BEFORE you are awarded your license?  A marijuana commercial business license is the only Oklahoma State Department of Health issued license you can get […]

A METRC Primer


by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish | Many months ago, OMMA announced that it had awarded METRC its seed-to-sale contract. Now, implementation is in full swing, with initial training and credentialing classes available and completion required by March 26, 2021. Notably, OMMA also has announced that it will require beginning inventory to be completely reported into […]

Changes In the Wind


by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish | Cannabis Lawyer Has the pandemic given Oklahoma legislators too much time to ponder what changes they would like to see in Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program? Perhaps. As of January 22, 2021, they have filed a combined number of approximately 38 bills (some are only one-page titles and several are […]

From the Front Lines


by Chip Paul GnuPharma Some of you are old enough to recall the effort that Austin TX started maybe 20 or 25 years ago. Austin made a very conscious effort to become the hub of the next Silicon Valley. They created State incentives, they started research, they started University level programs. They attracted the first […]

Congress Boards the MJ Research Train


by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish, Cannabis Lawyer In the wake of passing the MORE Act, which I wrote about in my December 2020 column, two other Acts related to marijuana were passed by Congress at the end of 2020. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Medical Marijuana Research Act (“MMRA”) on December 9, 2020. […]

From the Front Lines


by Chip Paul At this writing 2020 is coming to an end.  Perhaps the craziest year of my lifetime.  In addition to not knowing the truth about a mask, we cannot even conclude a Presidential election.  We are beginning to learn about numerous foreign influences in our politics and major institutions.  I would wager there […]

More Act


WILL THE MORE ACT LEGALIZE MARIJUANA ACROSS THE COUNTRY? by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish, Cannabis Lawyer One of the questions I often am asked is whether, or when, Congress will legalize marijuana. Federal legislation has been introduced to accomplish this—either for medicinal purposes (CARERS Act of 2019) or for whatever purposes each particular state has […]

From the Front Lines


by Chip Paul | Chief Innovator GnuPharma At this writing we are a few weeks away from perhaps the most important election in our history. Further, it seems our world is upside. Covid, corruption, rioting in US cities. What to make of it all? I tend to take the optimistic view. How do you create […]

Buckle Up


By Michael Kinney In 2016 Daniel Lewis took a trip to Santa Rosa, Calif. While the views of Sonoma County are amazing and touring the wineries can be enjoyable, that’s not why he took the 1,600 mile trip to the West Coast. Lewis was attending the Emerald Cup, which he describes as the biggest Cannabis […]

National Expungement Week, Black Cannabis Week, and How Supporting Black Owned Helps Society


by Veronica Castillo Photo Credit: www.classpass.com The truth is the truth, in this country, black people have been at the bottom of importance, since Columbus and his boys showed up. So much of this country’s history is rooted in the oppression of black people and suppression of our rights. Changes have been made, but we […]

National Expungement Week: Re-Entry, Repair, Healing


  by Veronica Castillo Photo Credit: PR Newswire Last week was National Expungement Week: Sept 19- Sept 26, and it was the third annual week of awareness to the 77 million Americans with criminal records.  Though awareness is highlighted with events, clinics, workshops, and food pantries during this week, founder of National Expungement Week- Latorie […]

Washington State Wildfires During the Pandemic- The Community Sends Love


by Veronica Castillo photo credit: Accuweather.com Washington was the first state that I toured a Cannabis farm in. Washington introduced me to $5 infused joints, $10 eighths, and my first ocean living experience. While there, nature was happy, green, growing fruit, and enjoying crisp weather. Today, that same nature is under attack due to the […]

Light and Love for the West Coast- Oregon Wild Fires During a Pandemic


by Veronica Castillo Photo Credit: Apple News  Oregon is one of my favorite states. It’s the perfect blend, in my opinion, of California flavor mixed with Pacific Northwest hippiness. Portland is described as “weird” and the coolest thing about Portland- they embrace it! There are signs everywhere that read “keep Portland weird”. So much of […]

Oklahoma seed-to-sale tracking


OMMA has signed a contract with Metrc to implement a statewide seed-to-sale tracking system from a plant’s growth stage through sale to patients. It is expected to take up to six months, according to OMMA Interim Director Dr. Kelly Williams. Metrc offers integration features with many seed-to-sale software systems used at an individual-level by licensees, […]

We Shouldn’t Turn Our Noses up at Those Convicted of Cannabis Part 2


by Veronica Castillo  The Substance Probably Wasn’t Cannabis Anyway Crimes tied to illegal substances ; what should happen when someone is arrested for Cannabis, or any substance. Imagine a system that tells people that their baby powder is cocaine, throws them in jail, and then at trial- lie about the test results. Or a system […]

WHAT’S UP WITH THE GRANDFATHER CLAUSE IN THE UNITY ACT?


by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish, Cannabis Lawyer Oklahoma House Bill 2612, known as the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, became effective on August 26, 2019. Now, with a significant number of commercial business licenses coming up for renewal since that effective date, UNITY’s “grandfather clause” on Oklahoma residency requirements is causing anxiety and […]

Half Baked News


May 2020 by Rayne Graham It’s Blooming in Oklahoma West Coast based Bloom brand is making its way to Tulsa Oklahoma. The company made the announcement on both their main brand Instagram and their Bloom Oklahoma account the last week of April. Known for the Bloom Dart, Bloom One, and Bloom Vape, the company has […]

Half Baked News


by Brittney Graham The DEA Has Approved Cannabis Research Application It has been 4 years for researchers anticipating the approval of their applications to the Drug Enforcement Administration to grow Marijuana for medical research. Finally, the DEA has announced that they will evaluate 37 applications and also proposed new ruled for the prospective growers that […]

OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE’S 2020 SESSION


MEDICAL MARIJUANA HIGHLIGHTS by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish, Cannabis Lawyer1 On Monday, February 3, 2020, Oklahoma’s new legislative session began and within a matter of days, Oklahoma legislators had filed numerous bills relating to Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry. Between now and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020 (the Legislature’s scheduled adjournment date, which is […]

Safe and Strong


by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish, Cannabis Lawyer   Dear Herb-Age Readers, In these days of uncertainty it is important that our industry remains calm, united, and strong. It is my hope that dispensaries will remain open through this harrowing time because they are, in fact, pharmacies. They are such a necessary component of the medical […]

Get Your Medicine On!


We are very happy to announce our new partnership with the Town of Medicine Park Events. Medicine Park is one of Oklahoma’s favorite events spaces. You can check out more information here Medicine Park Events List of Upcoming Events PARK STOMP March 14-15, 2020 Ending Spring Break featuring a jazzed-up version of Hillbilly bluegrass music presented […]

From the Front Lines – February 2020


As of this writing there are well over 250,000 patient licenses in Oklahoma.  Oklahoma’s current population is about 3,980,000.  This means that 6.2% of our Oklahoma residents are now medical card holders.  WOW!  To illustrate how stunning this is, let’s compare Oklahoma to some other states.  Guess how many states have 5% of their population […]

WHAT WASTE DISPOSAL LICENSES MEAN FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA BUSINESSES


by Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish, Cannabis Lawyer1 The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (“OMMA”) is encouraging qualified Oklahomans to apply for one of up to ten waste disposal licenses. To date, no licenses have been granted, but expect to see medical marijuana waste disposal businesses coming to a community near you by spring. What exactly does […]

Half Baked News 


by Brittney Graham  Big Money for Illinois  Cannabis became legal on New Year’s Day in Illinois and it was big money to say the least. CBS News reported that 37 state dispensaries made 77,128 transactions the first day of legalization. This translates to over $3.17 million is sales and woah can you say green on […]