Posts tagged "Marijuana Charges"
When you are facing marijuana charges, you might be tempted to put off thinking about your defense strategy. This is a difficult position to be in these days because the views on marijuana are changing quite rapidly — although not in all states. The fact is that all criminal charges should be treated seriously and given the attention they deserve so that you aren't left with a flimsy defense when you go before the court.
Even though many places have decriminalized marijuana, it is still possible to face criminal charges because of this drug in Oklahoma. The state has approved the use of medical marijuana for people with qualifying conditions, but this doesn't mean that just anyone can have it on them. Oklahoma still has laws that classify marijuana as an illegal drug. Plus, it is still illegal on a federal level.
With the legalization of medical marijuana in Oklahoma, some citizens might be wondering what they can do to get their hands on some legally. There are many points that you need to know if you are ready to use marijuana to get relief from medical ailments.
Many people think of marijuana charges as being minor. While it is understandable why this is a common thought, you should remember that these charges still have specific penalties here. On top of the criminal matters that come with this drug, there is also the possibility of marked impacts in other areas of your life.
While many states in the United States are taking progressive measures related to the decriminalization of marijuana, Oklahoma hasn't followed suit yet. If you are caught with marijuana in this state, you can face criminal charges. Here are some things to remember about these charges here.
Now that State Question (SQ) 788 has passed, making it legal for certain Oklahoma residents to possess and use marijuana for medicinal purposes, many are wondering what will happen next. One group in particular, New Health Solutions Oklahoma, wants the governor to hold a special legislative session geared toward implementing a marketplace.
After it became possible for police officers to test motorists for alcohol intoxication, many drivers learned to think twice about drinking and driving. Because drunken driving can be dangerous, this improved public safety for every Oklahoma resident.
Next month when Oklahomans go to the polls, one of the measures we'll be voting on is an initiative to make medical marijuana legal. State Question (SQ) 788, if it passes, would add Oklahoma to the majority of states that allow medical and/or recreational marijuana, including our neighbors in Colorado, Arkansas and New Mexico.
As we have said many times in our blog and on our website, it is extremely unwise to underestimate your situation if arrested on marijuana charges in Oklahoma. Unlike so many other states, Oklahoma remains steadfastly against the legalization of this substance in any form, including medical marijuana.
In June of this year, Oklahoma residents will head to voting booths to decide the fate of State Question 788. If residents vote yes on State Question 788, it means they will have the legal right to possess and consume marijuana for medicinal purposes.