Senator Constance Johnson introduced a bill recently for the legalization of marijuana (or “marihuana”, if you’re fancy) in our great state of Oklahoma. As drafted, the bill would decriminalize possession of an ounce or less of cannabis, as well as growing up to five plants at home.
The bill (which can be found here) is designed to tax and regulate, which would direct the state Department of Health with licensing growers, testing facilities and retail marijuana stores where the marijuana for sale would be sold along with other marijuana products.
Currently, marijuana is still illegal in the state of Oklahoma with harsh penalties. While you should never possess marijuana. If you have been charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, or distribution of marijuana, the direction of an experienced criminal defense lawyer can be instrumental in avoiding a conviction. Convictions for marijuana can result in thousands of dollars in fines, incarceration, and a permanent spot on your record. As this bill demonstrates, there are those that would seek to decriminalize marijuana in some scenarios, Oklahoma’s current marijuana laws are very harsh. Oklahoma’s current stiff penalties make it even more important to seek experienced legal counsel in order to ensure your rights are being protected. Jeff Krigel is a Marijuana Possession Attorney in Tulsa is dedicated to preserving your rights by putting his experience and knowledge of marijuana laws in Oklahoma to work for you. Current Oklahoma marijuana possession laws makes it possible for first-time marijuana possession offenders to face jail-time, and subsequent offenses for possession have ability to result in a felony conviction. If you have been arrested for possession of marijuana, call Tulsa marijuana lawyer Jeff Krigel. Don’t put your future and reputation at risk; put an attorney familiar with Oklahoma marijuana laws in your corner.