Greater local control: Marijuana Businesses

Oklahoma’s cities and towns would have greater control over what marijuana businesses are allowed within their municipal limits thanks to legislation approved Wednesday in the Senate.

Senate Bill 801, by Sen. Bill Coleman, R-Ponca City, would allow municipalities to modify their standard planning and zoning procedures to determine or forbid certain zones or districts for the operation of new marijuana-licensed premises, medical marijuana businesses, or any other premises where marijuana or its by-products are cultivated, processed, stored, or manufactured starting Nov. 1, 2023.

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National Prayer Call interrupted

The Patriot Sentinel is reporting today that a National Prayer Call with President Donald Trump was shut down after President Trump joined the call.

Stevie Leff wrote, “Pastor Jackson Lahmeyer presented General Michael Flynn and Roger Stone as the call began, with these close associates of the President spoke about the period we are in and the wickedness that has engulfed this nation. Up until 7:15 p.m. Eastern, when President Trump joined the call, these were fantastic shares. General Michael Flynn and Roger Stone are known for their incredible military and political experience, faith and, unfortunately, being the victim of the deep state over the last seven years.

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Joy and wisdom in Dad Jokes

Marc Hye-Knudsen for the British Psychological Society March 14 delves deep into the pedagogical value of a much-maligned art form asserting, “Dad jokes? That’s the way eye roll…

“It might seem tempting to simply dismiss dad jokes as bad jokes, at the same time accusing dads of just having a bad sense of humor, but that would be a mistake. When considered properly, dad jokes are an intricately multi-layered and fascinating phenomenon that reveals a lot not just about how humor and joke-telling work but also about fathers’ psychology and their relationships with their children. Dad jokes work on at least three levels: as puns, as anti-humor, and as a kind of weaponized anti-humor when dads use them to teasingly annoy and/or embarrass their children. It is in this last context that the link between dads and dad jokes is to be found…”

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Trump to attend NCAA Championship in Tulsa

Senator Markwayne Mullin has invited candidate and former-President Trump to be his personal guest at the NCAA tournament Saturday in Tulsa, according to multiple reports.

Mullin was inducted into the Oklahoma Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2016. He remains active in the wrestling community since his retirement from the sport, continuing to coach his children and other young athletes in wrestling tournaments across the country on weekends, according to his Senate website.

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