Ponca City, OK

Now: 19 °F

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 19 °F | Lo: 17 °F

Monday

Hi: 45 °F 

Lo: 29 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 54 °F 

Lo: 46 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 50 °F 

Lo: 24 °F

Thursday

Hi: 43 °F 

Lo: 29 °F

Friday

Hi: 43 °F 

Lo: 19 °F

Energy companies supported opposition to medical marijuana in Oklahoma

The Associated Press and Tulsa World - August 4, 2018 10:45 am

(Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Records show that energy companies were the biggest donors to an Oklahoma campaign against medical marijuana.
The Tulsa World reports that Oklahoma Ethics Commission records show nearly half of the roughly $1.3 million donated to the committee opposing medical marijuana came from the energy industry. Donations from April 1 to June 30 came from companies in Oklahoma, Colorado, and Texas.
Oklahoma voters approved the implementation of a state-run legal medical marijuana program on the June 26 ballot despite the well-funded opposition campaign.
Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy and Continental Resources were among the firms that contributed $100,000 or more.
A Devon spokesman says a medical marijuana program would create challenges for employers.
Other donors expressed concerns over the lack of protections for employers.

 

Latest Stories

Man faces sentencing in death of wife found on mountaintop

(Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com) ROXBURY, N.J. (AP) – The husband of a...

Oklahoma’s governor adds 2 more men to cabinet

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma’s new governor is adding an Oklahoma City restaurateur and a longtime...

University of Oklahoma investigates blackface, slur in video

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – The University of Oklahoma says it’s investigating after a video began circulating...