An Oklahoma medical marijuana dispensary has been shut down after the proprietor of the store was arrested on Wednesday for promoting meth. Brokers with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) arrested Jeffrey Peregrino, 38, the proprietor of the Left Handed Okies medical marijuana dispensary in Spiro, Oklahoma, who faces two counts of trafficking methamphetamine, in keeping with a spokesman for the regulation enforcement company.
“On two separate events, our undercover brokers have just lately bought meth from the proprietor of ‘Left Handed Okies’ dispensary in Spiro. Each of the transactions befell contained in the dispensary workplace,” stated Mark Woodward, an OBN spokesman.
Coty Jerrell, the proprietor of a Left Handed Okies dispensary in Shady Level, Oklahoma, informed reporters that the 2 companies aren’t associated. He additionally stated that he owns the rights to the identify and plans to tug the moniker from the Spiro location as quickly as he can. Jerrell emphasised that he doesn’t approve of using meth and even some pharmaceuticals and believes that the medicinal use of cannabis is commonly a greater various.
“‘Left Handed Okies in Shady Level is 120% in opposition to any sort of methamphetamine or opioids; the explanation why we acquired into this trade is to battle this epidemic,” he stated.
Peregrino was taken into custody by regulation enforcement officers and booked into the LeFlore County Jail on Wednesday afternoon. The OBN was assisted within the investigation by the LeFlore County District Lawyer’s Workplace and the District 16 Drug Activity Power.
Medical Marijuana Legalized in Oklahoma Final 12 months
The medicinal use of marijuana was legalized by Oklahoma voters in 2018 with the passage of State Query 788. The constitutional modification was handed by a margin of 56% to 43% in a statewide election in June. Over 140,000 sufferers have already been accepted to make use of medical marijuana and practically 6,000 licenses for cannabis growers, processors, and dispensaries had been issued by state regulators as of July 1.
On Monday, Excessive Occasions introduced that it’s teaming up with cannabis dispensary and meditation lounge APCO MED for Oklahoma’s first-ever Excessive Occasions Hashish Cup. The pageant of all issues marijuana and competitors to honor the state’s greatest cannabis merchandise will happen on August 24 and 25 in Oklahoma Metropolis on the Misplaced Lakes Amphitheater.