"We at OSU Internal Medicine will continue to keep your health as our first priority. If you have a chronic medical condition, we will provide you the best evidence-based medicine possible. As state employees, we are not eligible for marijuana licensure. Your clinic appointment time is valuable to both of us, and in an effort to provide the best care in a timely fashion, we will not be discussing the use of medical marijuana."
What's wrong with this picture, folks?
They imply medical cannabis is not evidence-based medicine, which is completely false.
Being ineligible to give recommendations is one thing. To not allow a conversation about medical cannabis is a completely different thing.
This display is irresponsible for medical professionals. They take an authoritarian posture rather than a stance that demonstrates compassion for patients. How is talking to your physician about how Cannabis benefits you any different than telling them that Skullcap or meditation has been helpful?
There is also a major gap in education in the healthcare industry regarding the Endocannabinoid System. I bet a large number of people reading this know about the ECS on some level. Why don't medical professionals?
What can we do friends? Personally, I would like to force the conversation. Telling us to button our lips about *GASP!* Cannabis is offensive while we are paying them for this (non) service.
Contributed by Lisa Bowman
House Bill 2612 recently passed in the Oklahoma Legislature and was signed into law by Governor Stitt. It added many regulations to Oklahoma's medical cannabis program which will become effective in August. Some of these regulations made sense, while others were questionable...even contradictory.
On March 21st, FlowerCraft hosted industry members for an informative discussion on how this new law would affect their businesses. Now it's time to have a similar discussion with patients.
What do patients need to know about this new law and its impact on their ability to safely access cannabis-derived medicine?
Join Shawn Jenkins, CEO/Founder of FlowerCraft Co. at the FlowerCraft Event Center to find out. Patients and business owners are welcome to attend this FREE event, but seating is limited so reserve your spot today!
While you're here, pick up a $9 gram of your choice at the dispensary during FlowerHour (5:00-6:00 each day). If you are a first time customer, treat yourself to a Penny Pre-roll.
The FlowerCraft Event Center is thrilled to bring an exciting new event series to the Tulsa community: TNT (Tuesday Night Talks).
The intention of Tuesday Night Talks is to provide a platform for individuals who are interested in reaching others with their ideas, interests, special skills, and more, as well as to provide the community with enriching experiences and learning opportunities in a cannabis-friendly environment. The Event Center is the perfect venue for mingling with others from our community as we delve into a broad range of topics together.
We are kicking off TNT on Tuesday, April 2nd with the first in a three-part series by Shawn Jenkins entitled “Myth in the Modern Age.” Relax in FlowerCraft's open and inviting space while Shawn tells you the stories of old and makes a case for their modern day relevance.
The first talk will explore Norse mythology and will be followed by presentations on Mayan and Egyptian mythology in the weeks to follow. Keep an eye on our Events page for more information!
We will start this week's TNT at 6:00 which is excellent timing if you plan to visit the dispensary during Flower Hour (5:00–6:00) to take advantage of $9 grams of your choice. If you are first-time patient, be sure to pick up a Penny Pre-roll too!
Do you have a special skill you would like to demonstrate, a class you’d like to teach, an idea you want to share? We'd love to hear from you! Just contact FlowerCraft's Event Coordinator, Randi Kay at Randikay@flowercraft.com, with your ideas and to get on the schedule. The Event Center is also available for your group meeting, party, event, or class.
Come find out for yourself why the FlowerCraft Event Center, located in The Flower District at 2606 S. Sheridan Rd. in Tulsa, is Oklahoma’s most unique venue.
Click here to reserve your spot for this free event!
A roomful of Oklahoma cannabis entrepreneurs joined FlowerCraft co-founder, Shawn Jenkins, on Thursday, March 21 for an informative discussion on the impact of HB2612 on Oklahoma’s newest industry. The new law, dubbed the “Unity Bill,” adds regulations to many facets of Oklahoma’s medical cannabis program and will become effective at the end of August, 90 days after the state legislature adjourns for the session.
Jenkins highlighted several aspects of the new legislation that business owners need to be especially aware of such as: The requirement for the Health Department to develop testing standards; the requirement of seed-to-sale inventory tracking software; labeling, packaging, and advertising requirements; the mandate to comply with Universal Building Codes; and more.
He encouraged the assembly of growers, processors, and dispensary owners to not solely look to membership-based trade unions and business associations to monitor legislation and regulations, but to track legislation and Department of Health regulations themselves and advocate for their own interests, forming coalitions within the industry when appropriate.
Jenkins noted how the state of Oklahoma is collecting money hand over fist from the medical cannabis industry. Yet when it came to important financial matters there was silence on the part of the authors of the bill. For example, the 7% tax that the Oklahoma Tax Commission interprets as an excise tax was not addressed, nor was the banking issue which is one of the greatest problems for cannabis-related businesses. Jenkins quipped, “The people who told you it was illegal a year ago are the very people with their hands in your pockets today.”
This event was not only informative, but it also provided an excellent networking opportunity for those in the industry. FlowerCraft expects to host more events of this nature in the future in their multi-purpose event center located at 2606 S. Sheridan in Tulsa.
A similar meeting is planned for Wednesday, April 3rd with the focus being on patients and how this legislation will affect their ability to safely access medical cannabis in Oklahoma.