Oklahoma Lawmakers Authorize Life Prison Sentence For Converting Marijuana To Hash
Converting marijuana to hashish could land Oklahomans a life prison sentence under a bill approved in the Oklahoma Senate.
The Senate voted 44-2 for the bill on Wednesday, which now heads to the House for final consideration.
The bill was requested by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, which says the state has seen few cases of hash manufacturing in Oklahoma.
OBNDD spokesman Mark Woodward says the goal of the bill is to "send a message" that illegal drugs won't be tolerated in Oklahoma.
Conviction of a first offense of cooking hashish would result in a prison sentence from two years to life in prison. Sentences would be doubled under a second offense, and those convicted would not be eligible for a suspended sentence or probation.
- Original Article from The Republic.