I’ll never forget the day I visited a medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado Springs. It was a sunny almost-perfect winter day when I drove up to the dispensary in a small retail area within an older neighborhood.
The only thing that distinguished it from other stores was the green cross in the front.
I tell this story to those who ask me about the impact of medical marijuana legalization, which now faces Oklahoma with approval of State Question 788. Those outside of the state may have been surprised, but I expected it to pass. That’s what Oklahomans do, even sometimes rebelling against the powerful and elite who tell us to do otherwise.
As I walked into the Colorado Springs dispensary’s front door in 2013, I was greeted by its friendly owners, a man and woman, who started talking about the dispensary’s history.