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Will COVID-19 Affect the Legal System?

Coronavirus presents a number of similarly novel challenges for lawyers practicing criminal defense and civil litigation in courthouses across the state.  While shutting down banks and certain government offices poses significant concerns for the general population, courthouses and lawyers will have extreme pressures to stay open for a number of reasons.  Despite this pressure, many …

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Rolling Stoned

Oklahoma’s DUI laws currently leave no allowance for medical cannabis patients. ​ BY MATT DINGER Oklahoma cannabis patients currently have no exceptions to the state’s laws pertaining to driving under the influence. The applicable statute reads in part, “It is unlawful and punishable as provided in this section for any person to drive, operate, or …

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Certified Chaos

A requirement by the state legislature for cannabis businesses to have certificates of compliance filed with their application is causing headaches throughout the industry. BY MATT DINGER Starting in September, all Oklahoma cannabis businesses are required to have “certificates of compliance” from the municipalities or counties in which they do business. However, it has left …

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Concerning Safety

House Bill 2612, passed by the Oklahoma Legislature this session, allows for a broad range of professions to be considered “safety-sensitive” exceptions to medical cannabis use.   Photo  Alexa Ace   By Justin Williams Since over half a million Oklahoma voters approved the passage of Oklahoma State Question 788 (SQ788), its opponents have quickly shifted their attention toward the …

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Seized Marijuana Returned to Enid Dispensary

This is a defense attorney’s photo of the marijuana and cash seized June 4 and returned Thursday after criminal charges were dismissed. [Photo provided] By Nolan Clay GUTHRIE — After finding 21 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop early June 4, suspicious Logan County sheriff deputies arrested the driver and passenger despite their repeated …

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