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oks10

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Sorry, but if I knew my daughters bus driver tested positive for weed at any point, on any day, I do not care if it's medical or not... I want him terminated. He/she can go find a job that doesn't endanger others lives because of his selfishness.

Like stocking shelves at WalMart.
Weed stays with you on a test for 30 days. Just because someone test positive doesn't mean they are high or selfish while doing there job. Whats the difference between him smoking a joint last night or having a few drinks? Well if he smoked a joint at least he won't have a hangover while driving your daughter and most likely will be a better and safer driver than th eguy that had a few drinks. Of course he will test positive and the guy with the hangover won't.

That has always been my question on weed being legal. Do they have a how high are you test yet?
It also doesn't mean they DIDN'T just smoke it. Do you really think an employer should be required to risk it just because it "could" have been from several days ago?

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Weed stays with you on a test for 30 days. Just because someone test positive doesn't mean they are high or selfish while doing there job. Whats the difference between him smoking a joint last night or having a few drinks? Well if he smoked a joint at least he won't have a hangover while driving your daughter and most likely will be a better and safer driver than th eguy that had a few drinks. Of course he will test positive and the guy with the hangover won't.

That has always been my question on weed being legal. Do they have a how high are you test yet?
Don’t care. My daughter’s safety trumps his/her need for a sched 1 psychotropic drug. They can find a different career/job.


Again, I work at a contract biopharmaceutical manufacturer... ours is a zero tolerance drug/alcohol policy. Test positive for drugs or any level of alcohol, immediate termination. We cannot risk someone adulterating a product. We had an employee reeking of alcohol at 8:30am in the morning. Sent him to get tested off of suspicion. No idea what he blew, but he was terminated. Didn’t even work on the production floor, but because of zero tolerance... bye Felicia.
 
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Yesterday I spoke to my friend who is a medical examiner in Colarado who investigates all deaths in his county.He told me that the combination of alcohol and marijuana is a deadly combination. He has seen increasingly large number of deaths related to this combination than before marijuana was made legal in Colorado.
 

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Yesterday I spoke to my friend who is a medical examiner in Colarado who investigates all deaths in his county.He told me that the combination of alcohol and marijuana is a deadly combination. He has seen increasingly large number of deaths related to this combination than before marijuana was made legal in Colorado.
 

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Yesterday I spoke to my friend who is a medical examiner in Colarado who investigates all deaths in his county.He told me that the combination of alcohol and marijuana is a deadly combination. He has seen increasingly large number of deaths related to this combination than before marijuana was made legal in Colorado.
You and your friend are idiots. You are a doctor and should know that there is no mechanism of action overlap that would cause marijuana to potenate the GABA-A agonism of alcohol. It is not a lethal combination and any deaths that result of injesting the two together would be due to alcohol alone.

Just admit you know next to nothing about marijuana and are not qualified to comment on the subject.
 

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Yesterday I spoke to my friend who is a medical examiner in Colarado who investigates all deaths in his county.He told me that the combination of alcohol and marijuana is a deadly combination. He has seen increasingly large number of deaths related to this combination than before marijuana was made legal in Colorado.
Too late with the reefer madness tactics. Bill passed. The moose out front should've told ya.
 
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Good morning. Here's the latest Tulsa World coverage on medical marijuana...

Here’s something Tulsans might not know about State Question 788: It gives cities the authority to allow medical marijuana license holders and caregivers to have more marijuana than set forth in the referendum.


But don’t expect that to happen.



Mayor G.T. Bynum said he and his staff are beginning to explore the implications of the initiative, which will become law July 26.



“I have asked our community development and policy team to research best practices around the country,” Bynum said. “Once we have compiled those, I will discuss the matter with my colleagues on the City Council.



“Unless we determine a compelling reason to do otherwise, the city of Tulsa will operate under the voter-approved guidelines established in State Question 788.”
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From policy setting to cultivation to testing and transportation, it will be many months will pass before Oklahomans can buy medical marijuana...

Although the Health Department has been working for the past three months to compile emergency draft rules on the matter, spokesman Tony Sellars told the Tulsa World on Friday that the agency’s work has only just begun. He said it’s impossible to determine an exact date when the first sales will take place, noting, among other issues, the possibility of legal amendments and the potential for pushback, whether legal or otherwise, against the Health Department’s proposed regulations.



Bud Scott, who leads New Health Solutions Oklahoma, said: “You’re typically looking at nine months for implementation, at least, if not longer.”



New Health Solutions Oklahoma defines itself as the trade association for the state’s medical cannabis industry. It supported the passage of SQ 788 while also advocating for further regulatory guidance to bring about “safe, responsible implementation."
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The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority is looking to hire a director.

Amid states'-rights arguments over marijuana, two bills would decriminalize cannabis at the federal level...

Through the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act introduced Wednesday by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., states would be allowed to determine their own marijuana laws while the federal government continues working to enforce trafficking laws and regulate advertising.



“The time to decriminalize marijuana is now,” Schumer said in a news release. His bill would accomplish that at the federal level by descheduling it, which means removing marijuana as a Schedule I drug under the U.S. Controlled Substances Act of 1970.
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Finally, an excerpt from our Editorial Pages editor Wayne Greene's Sunday column...

I was a junior at the University of Oklahoma, and I went to the polls with one purpose — to vote for State Question 563, which authorized the sale of mixed drinks in Oklahoma.



My three years of college had demonstrated the hypocrisy of Oklahoma Prohibition. I had a burning desire to repudiate the foundation of my grandparents’ politics.



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I recognized a bit of myself in the young voters on Tuesday. I hope some of them will be intoxicated by the power of eliminating their grandparents’ pot laws and that will lead them to a broader civic engagement. If so, some of them will be back.



I was. I haven’t missed more than a handful of elections since 1984.



In the process, I’ve voted for horse racing, lotteries, casino gambling, strong cold beer at all levels of retail and, in Tuesday’s election, medical marijuana. Sorry, Grandpa.
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UPDATE from this afternoon...

The leader of a trade group for Oklahoma's fledgling medical marijuana industry said Monday that Gov. Mary Fallin's decision not to convene a special legislative session regarding State Question 788 is a "failure of leadership" and called on the governor to reverse her Friday announcement.

Bud Scott, the executive director of New Health Solutions Oklahoma, said in a statement that Fallin opting not to call a special session is not in reality a victory for the medical marijuana industry but rather is indicative of skirting her duty to Oklahomans who supported having medical marijuana on the books.

"Treating sick Oklahomans with medical cannabis requires establishing a new and very complex industry that includes growers, processing facilities, distributors, dispensaries, medical research, security and technology companies and a variety of other professional services," Scott said in a news release. "All of these sub-industries, and the thousands of jobs they represent, require responsible legislation establishing an orderly and fairly regulated marketplace."
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It also doesn't mean they DIDN'T just smoke it. Do you really think an employer should be required to risk it just because it "could" have been from several days ago?

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That's why I put the last question in. How high are you. Until they have it, I believe zero tolerance is appropriate.
 

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I talked to a member of my church this weekend who owns a CBD oil shop and has signed up to get an application on July 26th for a dispensary license which he said he can submit on August 25th. He said he was told to expect about 9-10 months before he could start dispensing if his license is approved.
 
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Yesterday I spoke to my friend who is a medical examiner in Colarado who investigates all deaths in his county.He told me that the combination of alcohol and marijuana is a deadly combination. He has seen increasingly large number of deaths related to this combination than before marijuana was made legal in Colorado.
https://www.codot.gov/news/2018/january/colorado-traffic-fatalities-up-29-percent-since-2014
I don't know about interaction with alcohol, but it's clear that recreational marijuana has had a huge affect on traffic deaths in Colorado. From 2002 to 2014 traffic deaths were down 34%. From 2014 to 2017 they rose 29% and the number of drivers involved who tested positive for marijuana went up significantly.

I don't think we'll see the same thing with medical MJ, but we'll see a spike in traffic deaths if we ever legalize it for recreational use.
 
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Well, I hope all of you “Yes” folks are happy. Now that Snoopy Dog fellow is coming to the city for some sort of Hempfest in September. And, that’s all going to happen at Lost Lakes where them Bugaloos had a big party not too long ago.
 

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Well, I hope all of you “Yes” folks are happy. Now that Snoopy Dog fellow is coming to the city for some sort of Hempfest in September. And, that’s all going to happen at Lost Lakes where them Bugaloos had a big party not too long ago.
That sounds like a great time.
 

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https://www.codot.gov/news/2018/january/colorado-traffic-fatalities-up-29-percent-since-2014
I don't know about interaction with alcohol, but it's clear that recreational marijuana has had a huge affect on traffic deaths in Colorado. From 2002 to 2014 traffic deaths were down 34%. From 2014 to 2017 they rose 29% and the number of drivers involved who tested positive for marijuana went up significantly.

I don't think we'll see the same thing with medical MJ, but we'll see a spike in traffic deaths if we ever legalize it for recreational use.
There is a correlation, but you also have to consider two confounding factors:
1) Drivers were not tested for marijuana use as frequently prior to legalization.
2) The huge population growth of the Denver metro area and how congested things have become.
 

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I talked to a member of my church this weekend who owns a CBD oil shop and has signed up to get an application on July 26th for a dispensary license which he said he can submit on August 25th. He said he was told to expect about 9-10 months before he could start dispensing if his license is approved.
It will be longer than that if lawsuits are filed against the health dept. Some supporters want a special session to start as soon as possible so regulations can be made into statute laws to head off lawsuits, such as by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Do you think they have compassion for the sick? No!
 
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https://newsok.com/article/5600138/...ks-for-special-session-over-fallins-dismissal

Medical cannabis industry asks for special session over Fallin's dismissal

The medical marijuana industry is pushing back against Gov. Mary Fallin's declaration that she wouldn't call lawmakers into special session to write new laws governing production and sales.

A trade group for businesses that are preparing to set up shop in Oklahoma says it needs more laws in place to ensure medical marijuana becomes an effective industry — and not just regulations being considered by the Oklahoma State Department of Health this week.
 

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https://www.codot.gov/news/2018/january/colorado-traffic-fatalities-up-29-percent-since-2014
I don't know about interaction with alcohol, but it's clear that recreational marijuana has had a huge affect on traffic deaths in Colorado. From 2002 to 2014 traffic deaths were down 34%. From 2014 to 2017 they rose 29% and the number of drivers involved who tested positive for marijuana went up significantly.

I don't think we'll see the same thing with medical MJ, but we'll see a spike in traffic deaths if we ever legalize it for recreational use.
Interesting that deaths went up 29% and drug/alcohol related deaths only 16%. If marijuana was a primary cause, the drug related deaths should have gone up more that the overall rate.
 
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Interesting that deaths went up 29% and drug/alcohol related deaths only 16%. If marijuana was a primary cause, the drug related deaths should have gone up more that the overall rate.
https://www.denverpost.com/2017/08/25/colorado-marijuana-traffic-fatalities/
This article is a little clearer in reference to the increases in traffic deaths. It says that from 2013 to 2016 alcohol related deaths were up 17%, but marijuana related traffic deaths spiked by 145%.

From the article:
The 2013-16 period saw a 40 percent increase in the number of all drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado, from 627 to 880, according to the NHTSA data. Those who tested positive for alcohol in fatal crashes from 2013 to 2015 — figures for 2016 were not available — grew 17 percent, from 129 to 151.

By contrast, the number of drivers who tested positive for marijuana use jumped 145 percent — from 47 in 2013 to 115 in 2016. During that time, the prevalence of testing drivers for marijuana use did not change appreciably, federal fatal-crash data show.
 
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Amid efforts to establish a new medical marijuana industry in Oklahoma, activists want to enshrine the right to use marijuana — both for medical purposes and recreationally — in the state constitution.

Green the Vote, headed by Tulsan Isaac Caviness, is promoting two state questions — 796 and 797 — of which it filed notice on April 3 with the Oklahoma secretary of state.

The first, State Question 796, would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to classify marijuana as an “herbal drug” regulated by the proposed Oklahoma Cannabis Commission. It would, if approved by voters, allow for use by patients meeting qualifying conditions such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, migraines, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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They should quit hoping for a special session. Legislators are too cowardly to deal with the issue before Nov. elections.

Frank Grove and Isaac Caviness are two great leaders in Oklahoma's marijuana movement, who need to quit provoking each other. They always had their eyes on the same goal but seldom agreed on winning strategies. Good article below about what has been going on.

https://nondoc.com/2018/07/05/echols-wants-opposing-marijuana-groups-find-peace/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=NonDoc&utm_content=Medical marijuana groups split on special session

Isaac Caviness's response to his obscene Facebook rant:

"I am sad that I didn't keep my rant more professional, let me say I'm sorry to anyone I disappointed. We do still have a long way to go and I will do all I can to move forward in unity. I can't promise that if pushed I wouldn't do it again but I can promise to defend myself with more discipline."
 
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Bud Scott, New Health Solutions Oklahoma executive director, said the wording in the state question was an outline in anticipation that lawmakers would create the regulatory framework.

Without legislative action, legal wrangling and delays will occur, affecting patients, he said. The measure, he noted, needs clarity.

“The Oklahoma State Department of Health does not have the capability or the legal authority to make all of these important decisions by itself,” Scott said. “Our lawmakers must show some leadership, do their jobs and legislate. They can’t hide from this issue.”
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