Jerry Patterson, 77

Born December 27, 1942

Died February 17, 2020

Larry Jackson Cooper, 78

Born March 14, 1941

Died January 21, 2020

Charles Berry Smither, 82

Born January 30, 1937

Died January 20, 2020

Kevin Dean Brannon, 55

Born August 4, 1964

Died January 20, 2020

Frank Delmedico, 87

Born October 17, 1932

Died January 20, 2020


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Friday, January 24

Bull Riders Inc. National Finals

Saturday, January 25

Bull Riders Inc. National Finals
JJ Hall Band plays Muskogee Brewing Company
Indian Nations in the Civil War presentation
Ribbon Skirt Workshop

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 9:53 AM

A new law goes into effect a week from tomorrow in Oklahoma to protect employees from discrimination at their jobs if they possess medical marijuana cards and test positive for THC. That law, the “medical marijuana patient protection act,” makes it illegal for an employer to refuse to hire or take adverse action against an employee or applicant for possessing a card or for testing positive for marijuana.

Employers can still be punished for using marijuana at work.

Meanwhile, people who are on probation for criminal convictions or deferred sentences are admonished to not use alcohol or illegal drugs. Since marijuana that’s being used by a card holder technically isn’t illegal in Oklahoma, the question is whether the district attorney will prosecute people on probation who have cards and test positive for THC.

“We don’t revoke or penalize testing positive for marijuana if they have a marijuana card,” Muskogee County District Attorney Orvil Loge said this morning. “Technically, it’s still a violation of federal law, but I try to be reasonable.”

People who are on probation and do not have a medical marijuana card but test positive for THC will still face criminal penalties, including revocation of suspended or deferred sentences.