Oklahoma SQ788 IS NOT MEDICAL PAC Forms

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https://newsok.com/article/5594788/...ttle-against-medical-marijuana-state-question

Garvin County Sheriff Larry Rhodes asks voters to look very closely at what they will be asked to decide in SQ788. The attached press release by a coalition named SQ788 IS NOT MEDICAL was recently organized to provide accurate information about the ballot measure."

SQ 788 is NOT Medical Files Organizational Papers
A coalition of medical professionals, those in law enforcement, business leaders, and members of the faith community filed papers today to formally oppose SQ 788. This broad-ranging coalition is committed to defeating the state question.

“This state question is NOT about Medical Marijuana,” stated campaign chairman Dr. Kevin Taubman. “This question is too broad and does NOT have the support of the medical community,” Taubman said. In addition to chairing this committee, Taubman is the immediate past-president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, a founding member of the Vote NO coalition.

“When you look past the ballot title and into the details of the question, you see many problems,” stated Mike Waters, Pawnee County Sheriff and President of the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association. “This state question creates a special class of citizen out of those who obtain a medical marijuana license. It does not make sense that an 18-year-old can go to a veterinarian, say he gets headaches, and then be given a two-year license to carry enough marijuana for 85 joints. As it is written, it is possible he could then have these on school grounds and because it is medicine from a doctor, we couldn’t do anything about it,” Waters continued. “I believe a better medical marijuana law could be written that our organization could support, but SQ 788 is not medical,” Waters concluded.

The state question is worded in a way that prohibits municipalities, landlords, employers, and even schools from regulating the activity of medical marijuana license holders. If this question passes, some say a college could not keep a license holder from smoking and growing marijuana in a dorm room, and the state question expressly states a landlord could not prohibit these activities. If in place today, one could not stop someone renting a hotel room from using marijuana, as our smoke free areas only apply to tobacco.

“The business community has serious concerns about how this state question is written,” stated Roy Williams, President of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. “This state question infringes upon our rights to operate a drug-free workplace. Our opposition centers around our concerns for the safety of employees and the public,” Williams stated.

“This is not a debate about whether or not marijuana has medicinal benefits. In fact, members of our coalition are not unanimous in opposition to all medical marijuana laws – but we all believe SQ 788 is NOT medical and encourage our fellow Oklahomans to vote NO on 788,” stated Taubman.

Current members of the growing coalition include:

Catholic Conference of Oklahoma
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology
Oklahoma Behavioral Health Association
Oklahoma City FOP, Lodge 123
Oklahoma District Attorneys Association
Oklahoma Faith Leaders
Oklahoma Hospital Association
Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
Oklahoma Pharmacists Association
Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association
Oklahoma Society of Anesthesiologists
Oklahoma State Medical Association
State Chamber of Oklahoma
State of Oklahoma FOP
 
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To be called "Medical Marijuana" the FDA requires that it must past the same rigorous scientific tests that any other medication must pass to be called a prescribed "medicine" in the US.
 
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Current members of the growing coalition include:

Catholic Conference of Oklahoma
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology
Oklahoma Behavioral Health Association
Oklahoma City FOP, Lodge 123
Oklahoma District Attorneys Association
Oklahoma Faith Leaders
Oklahoma Hospital Association
Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
Oklahoma Pharmacists Association
Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association
Oklahoma Society of Anesthesiologists
Oklahoma State Medical Association
State Chamber of Oklahoma
State of Oklahoma FOP
Townie's new "hit" list . . . pun intended. :rolleyes:
 

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FROM ARTICLE: “This state question creates a special class of citizen out of those who obtain a medical marijuana license. It does not make sense that an 18-year-old can go to a veterinarian, say he gets headaches, and then be given a two-year license to carry enough marijuana for 85 joints." SQ788 specifies a board certified doctor is qualified to give the licnese to a patient to use medical marijuana. So in Oklahoma veterinarians can become board certified doctors?
 

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To be called "Medical Marijuana" the FDA requires that it must past the same rigorous scientific tests that any other medication must pass to be called a prescribed "medicine" in the US.
Yes, I'm sure some people think I need to take some doses of those good old FDA approved medicines that warn of possibly causing cardiac arrest and make me feel like killing myself.
 

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Well they are right about one thing, this is most definitely NOT about medical marijuana. 99% of the people pushing and supporting this thing are doing it as either a first step towards total legalization or because they know that once it passes, they can get a scrip for "depression" and blaze up whenever they want. None of them really care about granny getting her treatment for cataracts or whatever the hell. Can we please drop the pretense, I'll gladly support an honest and open push for total legalization.
 

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Well they are right about one thing, this is most definitely NOT about medical marijuana. 99% of the people pushing and supporting this thing are doing it as either a first step towards total legalization or because they know that once it passes, they can get a scrip for "depression" and blaze up whenever they want. None of them really care about granny getting her treatment for cataracts or whatever the hell. Can we please drop the pretense, I'll gladly support an honest and open push for total legalization.
99% eh? Is that an official statistic? And LOL about all the local sheriff departments coming out against this. Of course they are.
 

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Well they are right about one thing, this is most definitely NOT about medical marijuana. 99% of the people pushing and supporting this thing are doing it as either a first step towards total legalization or because they know that once it passes, they can get a scrip for "depression" and blaze up whenever they want. None of them really care about granny getting her treatment for cataracts or whatever the hell. Can we please drop the pretense, I'll gladly support an honest and open push for total legalization.
Face it. Like it or not, no state has legalized rec marijuana without first legalizing medical marijuana. If the U. S. was a really free and rational country, there would be NO need for this nonsense. But it's a little too much to expect better from a country that tried to ban alcohol.

As for Granny's cataracts that's already covered. Medicare pays for most of it.
 
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Well they are right about one thing, this is most definitely NOT about medical marijuana. 99% of the people pushing and supporting this thing are doing it as either a first step towards total legalization or because they know that once it passes, they can get a scrip for "depression" and blaze up whenever they want. None of them really care about granny getting her treatment for cataracts or whatever the hell. Can we please drop the pretense, I'll gladly support an honest and open push for total legalization.
This is more than about granny. It is about...

1) Criminal Justice Reform
2) Individual Rights
3) Government waste
4) Huge blow to big pharma
5) New tax revenue stream and many others.

Medical legalization is away a precursor to full legalization. Even if total legalization happens I will not be partaking in such activity. However, the positive consequences far out weight the negatives in my opinion and I support both 100%.

As to any law enforcement agency against it... suck it. For far too long they have used marijuana as a tool for unnecessary incarceration and unnecessary seizure of assets.

I will not be doing marijuana when this thing passes but i will toast with a tall frosty beer.
 

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This is more than about granny. It is about...

1) Criminal Justice Reform
2) Individual Rights
3) Government waste
4) Huge blow to big pharma
5) New tax revenue stream and many others.

Medical legalization is away a precursor to full legalization. Even if total legalization happens I will not be partaking in such activity. However, the positive consequences far out weight the negatives in my opinion and I support both 100%.

As to any law enforcement agency against it... suck it. For far too long they have used marijuana as a tool for unnecessary incarceration and unnecessary seizure of assets.

I will not be doing marijuana when this thing passes but i will toast with a tall frosty beer.
Agree except the blow to big pharma. It won't be.
 

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This is more than about granny. It is about...

1) Criminal Justice Reform
2) Individual Rights
3) Government waste
4) Huge blow to big pharma
5) New tax revenue stream and many others.

Medical legalization is away a precursor to full legalization. Even if total legalization happens I will not be partaking in such activity. However, the positive consequences far out weight the negatives in my opinion and I support both 100%.

As to any law enforcement agency against it... suck it. For far too long they have used marijuana as a tool for unnecessary incarceration and unnecessary seizure of assets.

I will not be doing marijuana when this thing passes but i will toast with a tall frosty beer.
Legalize it and be done with it. Nice increase in voluntary tax revenues. Last I checked this country was supposed to be all about freedom. Having the freedom to do to your body what you want would seem pretty basic to me.

I felt the same way about the casinos when that went through. If you are going to legalize them legalize them. Why only legalize them for a select group to profit. Why not give every one equal opportunity. It's also much easier for the state to regulate and tax them if they are owned and operated by non tribal owners.
 

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"None of us can sustain the sound minds and healthy bodies God desires us to have when we place ourselves under the controlling influence of something other than His spirit. If this state question passes, we have no ability to stop someone from using marijuana in public places, exposing even children to second-hand marijuana smoke, because it elevates the status of marijuana to a medicine."

https://newsok.com/article/5596564/faith-leaders-speak-out-against-pot-ballot-measure
 

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No doubt those Oklahoma religious leaders don't have faith in their fellow Christian Republican legislators to gut SQ788 enough to suit them should it pass. If they're really so deeply concerned about the serious harm done to people due to drugs, they might as well go on a crusade to ban opioids, since those drugs have killed thousands of Oklahomans over the years. Why don't they try to ban tobacco, too? Many of my friends and relatives would have lived beyond 70 years old had they not taken up a life time of smoking.

I wouldn't be too surprised if their viewpoints don't represent many Oklahoma Christians. We'll find out in the vote on June 26.

“No one will convince me that our families will be better if only more parents and grandparents smoke more marijuana,” Lankford said. But Sen. Lankford, parents and grandparents are not supposed to be smoking marijuana in Oklahoma. This is because state and federal laws ban it from the public. So really what you're saying is that government prohibition of marijuana has failed the public. Drug peddlers in the streets and alleys, no doubt, support your stance, since they sure as hell don't want to see marijuana legalized in any way.
 
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