“It’s anti-business, anti-Republican and unfair,” said Fetgatter. “There are thousands of people trying to turn this into a legitimate business.
“It is hypocritical of the government to say, ‘We’re business-friendly, but we don’t like your product, so we’re not business-friendly.'”
A press release on Berry’s attitude quoted McCortney as saying that rural Oklahoma had “significant problems” with “illegal cultivation and foreigners buying large amounts of land to establish that cultivation.”
“I am excited to be working with Adria to address these issues head-on,” the statement said.
Echols said it was not a question of legislation, but of oversight.
“We already have laws to deal with the illegal crop explosion in the state of Oklahoma,” he said. “The problem is that these laws are not being enforced. I think Adria, together with solving the structural problems at OMMA, will make a great contribution to the enforcement of the applicable laws. “
Berry previously worked in Stitt’s administration as an advisor to the Secretary of State and most recently for the Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma.
“She’s definitely been into cannabis since the 788 passed, so she should understand the issues well,” said Fetgatter.