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  • Oklahoma Senate Passes Life Sentence for Hash Making

    http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/...sses_life_sent

    he Oklahoma Senate Wednesday passed a bill that would mandate a sentence of up to life in prison for making hashish out of marijuana. The House has already approved the measure, but it must go back to the lower chamber for a final vote.

    Making this could get you life in prison in Oklahoma if a current bill becomes law (Image via Wikimedia.org)

    The measure sailed through the Senate with little debate, passing on a vote of 44-2. The House also approved the measure by a large margin, passing it on a vote of 75-18.

    The bill, House Bill 1798, creates a new felony of converting marijuana into hash. A first conviction could garner a $50,000 fine and prison sentence of two years to life. Second or subsequent convictions would net doubled penalties.

    Oklahoma legislative analysts said the bill would cost the state $56 per day, or more than $20,000 a year, for each day someone is imprisoned. At that rate, if Oklahoma imprisoned five hash makers for 10 years each, the bill to taxpayers would be one million dollars.

    The bill was the brainchild of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (OBNDD), which says on its web site that its mission is "to serve the citizens of Oklahoma in the quest for a drug-free state."

    According to the Tulsa World, OBNDD said there have been "few" cases of hash making in the Sooner State. But OBNDD spokesman Mark Woodward said the goal of the bill is to "send a message" that illegal drugs won't be tolerated in Oklahoma.

    Neither, apparently, will common sense or a sense of proportionality.

    Oklahoma City, OK
    United States


    I'm curious what the LEO community think about this. Does it make sense to lock up Hash makers for life and let the child molesters like notasoonerfan out in 4 years?

  • #2
    I'd love to meet the 'scientists' at the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

    It's nothing more than tetrahydrocannabinol...

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    • #3
      Yes..yes..let's make this a bill but not something more serious and important as killing cops. I'm not down playing this but making a point on how murdering law enforcement officers in any way shape and form should be of the utmost concern to the freakn idiots we elected to speak for us!!

      First offense..life if not death. That would be a good days work at the Senate!




      World_So_Cold

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      • #4
        Look at the penalty range for this law though....it's 2 YEARS to life. There isn't going to be a hash maker around getting a life sentence for making hash. Let's face it maximum sentences are extremely rare in the justice system by the time we get through motions, plea bargains, and in the few rare cases a trial.

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        • #5
          Just more tax dollars put to good use. Now..if they were New Yorkers they'd give themselves a raise and head off to vacation for a job well done.




          World_So_Cold

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          • #6
            The war on drugs has been lost.

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            • #7


              Whewwww...I thought ya was talk'in like corned beef and hash.. No really


              Trigger did too!!! I told him we ain't evea' gonna' fly thar' again...I love corned beef and hash...









              da' Hormel brand is best...even cold it's good....

              I mix in bacon grease, makes it more yummy ans slides down betta'...













              Den' ya' can use da' empty can fer fish'in werms....
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              Sully, usually I hafta glance over your posts cuz my brain would have issues with the imagery you portray, however with that one I get it. I agree one hundred percent with ya.
              Originally posted by CityCopDC
              I swear to god you are not human. I know a rogue VI when I see one.
              Originally posted by OfficerDotCom
              I think no one is probably happier than Sully and I that we ARE NOT the same person.(seriously thanking God for that one).
              -Frank




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              • #8
                Originally posted by WTPD3534 View Post
                Look at the penalty range for this law though....it's 2 YEARS to life. There isn't going to be a hash maker around getting a life sentence for making hash. Let's face it maximum sentences are extremely rare in the justice system by the time we get through motions, plea bargains, and in the few rare cases a trial.
                You're right. I doubt many will get life for it, but I'll bet they'll have damn near 100% guilty pleas. I'm sure the threat of life is really just there to punk the people out so they don't ask for jury trial.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Carbonfiberfoot View Post
                  I'd love to meet the 'scientists' at the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

                  It's nothing more than tetrahydrocannabinol...

                  The director of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Crime lab is a forensic chemist.


                  He makes 3x what the governor does..........................and earns every penny when he testifies in court.
                  Since some people need to be told by notes in crayon .......Don't PM me with without prior permission. If you can't discuss the situation in the open forum ----it must not be that important

                  My new word for the day is FOCUS, when someone irritates you tell them to FOCUS

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                  • #10
                    That sets a bad precedent. Change all laws so they have the potential of an insanely overdone charge so people will **** themselves.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Iowa #1603 View Post
                      The director of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Crime lab is a forensic chemist.


                      He makes 3x what the governor does..........................and earns every penny when he testifies in court.
                      ...and if he were to propose life sentences for hash, he would no longer be acting as a scientist.




                      The more corrupt the republic, the more numerous the laws.
                      -Tacitus, Annals

                      The more laws the more offenders.
                      -Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732

                      As one reads history, not in the expurgated editions written for schoolboys and passmen, but in the original authorities of each time, one is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime.
                      -Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism

                      Men fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves.
                      -Author Unknown






                      'But the CNN surveys always seem to reflect legalization approval polls as being close (~50% to ~50%)'

                      http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...age-marijuana/

                      Not really. Look closer...



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                      Last edited by Carbonfiberfoot; 04-23-2011, 08:42 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Don't really care....

                        Don't make hash I guess.

                        Legalize it... or don't. Doesn't effect me. Just tell me what I gotta go enforce.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dingo990 View Post
                          Don't really care....

                          Don't make hash I guess.

                          Legalize it... or don't. Doesn't effect me. Just tell me what I gotta go enforce.
                          Thank You. I can understand and appreciate that attitude. I hope it stays with you when legal "medical mj" does come to your state.

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                          • #14
                            "Yes..yes..let's make this a bill but not something more serious and important as killing cops. I'm not down playing this but making a point on how murdering law enforcement officers in any way shape and form should be of the utmost concern to the freakn idiots we elected to speak for us!!

                            First offense..life if not death. That would be a good days work at the Senate!"

                            In Oklahoma killing a Police Officer is Capital Punishment and the offender gets death. Life in prison for manufacturing of any drug is what is should have been revised too. Drugs ruin society, but if we did not have them I would be out of a job.

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                            • #15
                              I'm so high right now I don't know what's going on.

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