Signatures are being gathered up until almost the last moment, but those seeking legalization of medicinal marijuana in Oklahoma intend to turn in petitions tomorrow. Lisa Bowman is a spokeswoman with the Drug Policy Reform Network of Oklahoma. She believes the number of just over 150-thousand signatures will be reached, but they will have to be certified by the Secretary of State’s Office.
Those supporting legalizing marijuana for medical purposes will rally at the state capitol tomorrow afternoon as petitions are turned over to the Secretary of State.
In Tulsa today, Governor Mary Fallin clarifies her position on a call for a study on possibly legalizing cannabis oil for medicinal purposes. Research shows it can be effective for treating some children who suffer seizures and strokes. She says it does NOT mean she is for legalizing medicinal marijuana.
She says she is just asking for a legislative study on the possible use of non-intoxicating cannabis oil for medical purposes and a recommendation from lawmakers.
Tulsa Public Schools expands its use of compressed natural gas in buses for the new school year.
TPS won a $60,000 Bellmon Award grant that’s going toward a new natural gas compressor. The machine can fill up to 30 buses at once, and Corey Williams with Sustainable Tulsa said there are many benefits to TPS using CNG.
"The fuel burns cleaner, which is better for the children on the bus and better for the environment. That is also a quality of life piece," Williams said. "Additionally, you'll hear the savings for TPS on their bottom line is over $500,000."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys representing the state in a lawsuit over Oklahoma's lethal injection procedures are again asking a federal judge to dismiss the Board of Corrections from the complaint, along with any other death row inmate who does not have a pending execution date.
Over half of the Pleasant View apartment complex at Tahlequah sustained heavy damage from a daybreak fire. The blaze was reported about 6 O'clock this morning. An estimated 12-units, out of 16, were damaged. The blaze also consumed a half-dozen or more cars.
Tahlequah Fire Lt. Rick Hicks says it appears the blaze started in a car. The fire then spread from the auto to the apartments and other vehicles parked in a car port.