Colorado law has Oklahoma border county poised to respond

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: November 20, 2012

It makes no sense to portray cigarettes as a societal plague but marijuana as a state-sanctioned, harmless vice. If the Colorado vote isn't a victory for regulatory consistency, it is a win for one group. Border-county police departments in neighboring states are poised to reap a bonanza in associated tickets and fines.

In Oklahoma, Cimarron County Sheriff Keven McIntire reports that a quarter of marijuana arrests are “medical” users coming from Colorado. He predicts that figure will climb now that people no longer have to even fake an illness.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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