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 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 […]

It’s Time to Heal: Urge President Biden to Grant “Federal Cannabis Clemency”


A LAST PRISONER PROJECT INITIATIVE https://www.lastprisonerproject.org/ A TIME TO HEAL Imagine sitting in a cell for years, decades, or even for life, incarcerated for doing the same thing that’s simultaneously netting others millions of dollars. This is the sad reality for the tens of thousands of people, disproportionately people of color, languishing behind bars due […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oklahoma’s Medical Marijuana Program – 2021 Legislation Still In Play


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. What follows are highlights concerning the more important bills that now have been passed by the legislative body in which […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cannabis is Medicine- Like It or Not, A Letter to the Government


by Veronica Castillo Dear United States Government, Many of us grew up in a time where weed/ marijuana/ cannabis was taught to be negative; a bad drug. Remember the fried egg commercial: “this is your brain (whole egg), this is your brain on drugs (cracked egg frying), any questions”? Such loads of buffalo crap when […]

From the Front Lines


by Chip Paul | Chief Innovator GnuPharma At this writing it is just a little over 2 years since commercial medical marijuana licenses began being is-sued in Oklahoma. When writing SQ788, a timer was installed to ensure that the State was efficient in rolling out the program. In just two years we are now the […]

We Shouldn’t Turn Our Noses up at Those Convicted of Cannabis, Part 3


by Veronica Castillo   Probably Wasn’t Cannabis Anyway Society Judges but the System is Designed to Win So many times, people are released from prison but not really released from the impact. A lot of people that haven’t been impacted by jail/prison, assume that those released aren’t living to their full potential for of all […]

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 […]