“To be able to help provide a voice to someone who has no voice is an incredible opportunity and experience,” Behenna said.
Faith communities in the state help Oklahoma Department of Human Services provide for children in foster care.
An estimated 2.3 to 5 percent of the nation’s prisoners are innocent of the criminal convictions linked to them. Wrongful convictions challenge the idea of a legal system built upon truth, justice and fairness. In 2011, Oklahoma City University School of Law launched Oklahoma Innocence Project, a campaign to remedy these ills and provide hope…
“I felt that marijuana calmed me down better and made me relax a lot more than over-the-counter drugs,” Doe said. “It was more effective than melatonin or other drugs.”
Oklahoma is fighting addiction and substance abuse with treatment options and helpful organizations.
One Oklahoma native’s family moved to Colorado so her son could benefit from that state’s medical marijuana laws.
“If you’re walking down the street and you smell weed, that’s not uncommon,” she said.
“Over the next 10 years, we’re going see marijuana descheduled and we’re going to see hemp farms everywhere,” Echo-Hawk predicted.
The Landmarks and Turning Points in Oklahoma History conference is April 27-29 at Woodward Conference Center.
Oklahomans for Health is gathering signatures on a second petition in an attempt to make medical marijuana legal in the state.