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.
While efforts to hold a medical marijuana interim study session at the Oklahoma State Capitol were blocked by State Sen. Brian Crain, events of major historical proportions took place elsewhere. Nov. 6, 2012, signaled the beginning of the end for marijuana prohibition as voters in the states of Colorado and Washington said yes to legalize marijuana. From donations it made to the legalization campaigns on behalf of Oklahoma supporters, the Drug Policy Reform Network of Oklahoma, sponsor of the Oklahoma Compassionate Care Campaign, stands proud in helping to make those two victories possible.
Elsewhere, Massachusetts voted to legalize medical marijuana by a wide margin. Legislators in Vermont and Maine have announced they will be introducing marijuana legalization bills to their state legislatures. Hopefully, there will be many more victories to come.
|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.
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|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