Oklahoma Compassionate Care Campaign is seeking endorsements from Oklahomans for medical marijuana. Please go here for more info. Oklahomans Voice Their Experiences With Medical marijuana.
"I have come to doubt whether the FDA rules should apply to cannabis. There is no question about its safety. It is one of humanity's oldest medicines, used for thousands of years by millions of people with very little evidence of significant toxic effects. More is known about its adverse effects than about those of most prescription drugs." Dr. Lester Grinspoon, retired professor of psychiatry at Harvard
Safe Access Now
(Defending Patients' Access to Medical Marijuana)
U. S. Supreme Court Declines Reviewing Police Ordered Return of Medical Marijuana. Details here.
your legislators at the State Capitol to let them be aware you support legalizing medical marijuana in Oklahoma. Find and E-mail your legislators here. Also please consider subscribing or donating to the cause. Info for doing that is to the right.
"I am going to be an activist. It is up to us to change these laws. And it is going to take money, because if we don't put in the money we aren't going to win. That is the bottom line. My medical use of marijuana never interfered with my work; I ran a successful business. I told my conservative doctor what I was doing; he did not really agree with it because of the health risk of smoking, but he witnessed my positive results. I was minding my own business taking care of my health and my family. What was I doing to anybody that got me 93 years?" By former Oklahoman Will Foster after his release from prison. He was convicted of cultivating marijuana, used for his own medical purposes.
FROM A READER: I live in Oklahoma and I have Lupus along with other medical conditions. I have been put on & taken off meds by the doctors. I would rather be on something natural that helps me live a normal life instead of evil medication doctors are paid to put you on. I'm tired of suffering and dying at the same time with no legal solution that works for me. Oklahoma needs to understand not everyone can deal with medications that are made by man. If its such a Christian state OKLAHOMA SHOULD ALLOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA TO PEOPLE SUFFERING!!
November 2, 2013 was an amazing, historical day for the Oklahoma medical marijuana movement. No seminar for medical marijuana had ever been presented inside the State Capitol.
In one epileptic patient's instance, it was revealed that only a marijuana strain high in CBD and very low in THC worked well. Host, State Sen. Connie Johnson, concluded by suggesting people ask Gov. Mary Fallin to call for a special session to take up emergency compassionate use of medical marijuana. The unedited audio of the entire seminar, nearly three hours long, can be heard here. The text news story here. Video here.
Find who your legislators are to contact on medical marijuana here.
In 2004, we started Oklahoma Compassionate Care Campaign for medical marijuana. Since then, many brave Oklahomans have endorsed the campaign and some have offered to get more involved. Well, that time has finally arrived and we are going to start filming interviews for our documentary "Oklahoma Marijuana Medicine." We will be focusing on Oklahomans with legitimate medical issues, medical professionals and, of course, politicians.
The documentary (full length and segments) will be distributed as widely as possible around the Internet and other media. We will have a special focus on accessing free public service time around the state and border areas. Oklahomans need to know that there are people all around them that want the law to change. All ya'll please contact us if you want to participate in this project (i.e. research, be interviewed, and/or organizing showings). "The marijuana laws are based on prejudice, greed and fairy tales. Reality is that the laws are the real problem." Jeff Pickens, President, DPRNOK
But, first, Sen. Bingman must give his approval for this. Please email him, asking him to do that here. Or write and send him a letter to his address seen below.
UPDATE Sen. Johnson's request for an interim study was rejected by Sen. Don Barrington, chairman of the Public Safety Committee.
|Listen to three Stillwater area state legislators reveal how they would vote on legalizing medical marijuana from a Jan. 26th, 2012 town hall meeting here.|
On April 19, 2009, we had an opportunity to learn about the medical aspects of marijuana (cannabis) at a pubic meeting in Edmond sponsored by the Drug Policy Forum of Oklahoma. Two health care professionals gave informative talks and two potential candidates for medical use (if it were legal) discussed their points of view. More here...
ARE YOU A PATIENT WHO COULD BENEFIT FROM USING MARIJUANA AS A MEDICINE? ARE YOU A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL WHO IS AWARE OF ITS THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS? PLEASE CONTACT US NOW!! We are seeking endorsements from Oklahoma doctors, patients, and prominent organizations.
We need Oklahomans who could benefit from medical marijuana to tell their stories and/or even testify to legislators about those who are either sick or in pain and who want or need medical marijuana. All interviews will be kept private unless we have your permission to tell your story.
Please use this online form to tell your story, or phone 405-762-0882.
Mail to: DPRNOK, P O BOX 10641, Midwest City, OK 73140
Please call your OK senator and representative and tell them to sponsor, or support, the Oklahoma Compassionate Care Medical Marijuana bill. Find and e-mail your state legislators here, or off the Internet at the Oklahoma Election Board (405)521-2391, or contact your county election board.
The campaign has a tiny budget. We need your contributions to afford more publicity. We need volunteers to help with a wide range of activities. With your help, we can build a strong statewide coalition for medical marijuana. Your active participation is the most important contribution of all. To endorse this campaign or get more information contact: 405-762-0882 or E-mail. Endorsements may also be made here on this web page.
To make a donation or to subscribe for one year for $10 to this cause online through the Drug Policy Reform Network of Oklahoma, the group behind the Oklahoma Compassionate Care Campaign, please click appropriate PayPal below. Subscriptions include quarterly newsletters.
|Have questions about OCCC and DPRNOK? Call 405-762-0882 or Email|
|Almost 4/20 Rally Follow Up Message From President of Drug Policy Reform Network of Oklahoma Here|
Coming from a state where a family man, Will Foster, was initially sentenced to prison for 93 years and fined $65,000 after growing marijuana to treat his rheumatoid arthritis pain, the Drug Policy Reform Network of Oklahoma (DPRNOK) is a group of concerned citizens seeking to open up for discussion alternatives to current drug policy.
We believe that the attempt to use the criminal justice system to discourage drug abuse or the so called "war on drugs" has backfired. It simply does not work, and the unintended consequences are now causing more damage to society than the drugs themselves could ever have caused. For too long this critical issue has been obscured by myth, misinformation and an absence of intelligent debate.
Our intent is that the information made available will increase the level and quality of the debate so that citizens may be in better positions to affect change toward a sane drug policy.
Changes in drug policy that DPRNOK believes to be desirable can be found below under our mission statement. Also DPRNOK calls for a Drug War Truce with Peace Negotiations. It also sponsors the Oklahoma Compassionate Care Campaign as highlighted on the left.
The DPRNOK Mission
LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES ON THE WAR ON DRUGS:
"Take it from a businessman: The War on Drugs is just money down the drain."
Gary E. Johnson, Governor of New Mexico (1995-2003)
"Penalties for the possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individial than the use of the drug itself."
Jimmy Carter, 39th U. S. President
"We need at least to consider and examine forms of controlled legalization of drugs."
George Shultz, Former U. S. Secretary of State
"Can any policy, however high minded, be moral if it leads to widespread corruption, imprisons so many, has so racist an effect, destroys our inner cities, wreaks havoc on misguided and vulnerable individuals and brings death and destruction to foreign countries?"
Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize Winner, Economics
"Eighty-five million Americans have experimented with illegal drugs. Since the object of criminal law is to detect and punish the wrongdoer, should we reason that 85 million of us should have spend time in jail?"
William F. Buckley, Jr., Founder, National Review
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DPRNOK - Working For Drug Peace, Not Drug War