Tag: oklahoma


Alumni Profile: Kaylee Burton, University of Oklahoma 2008-2010

A product of the early D.A.R.E. generation, I started college uninformed of drugs and drug policy. I was conditioned to believe that illegal substances would kill me and that drug prohibition didn’t cause more harm than the drugs themselves. Not long after starting college however, I started to question my beliefs and assumptions. I started to question what I had

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Oklahoma: Life in Prison for Hash

You read that correctly. The Oklahoma legislature just passed a bill that would make manufacturing hash a felony punishable by life in prison. Sadly, the bill met little to no opposition and is now awaiting the signature of Governor Mary Falin: The measure sailed through the Senate with little debate, passing on a vote of 44-2. The House also approved the measure

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Drug War Injustice

The drug war continues to wreak havoc on the lives of U.S. citizens. It continues to wreak havoc on the lives of non-U.S. citizens, too. But we just heard of this case of an Oklahoma woman being sent to prison for a decade for dealing marijuana in front of her children; the grandmother has received a non-custodial sentence, but still

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