Preview of Forum on Medical Marijuana Question

Oklahoma Watch will host a public forum in Oklahoma City on May 16 to discuss State Question 788, the Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, which seeks to legalize the licensed cultivation, use and possession of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

For People of Color, Banks Are Shutting the Door to Homeownership

Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be disproportionately denied conventional mortgage loans. Oklahoma City and Tulsa are among the cities with high disparities.

Upcoming Tulsa Forum: The Marijuana Question

Oklahoma Watch will host an “Oklahoma Watch-Out” public forum previewing what could be one of the most controversial issues on a statewide ballot next year: State Question 788, which would legalize medical marijuana.

Foreign Investment in U.S. Farmland on the Rise

Over the past decade, foreign companies have been investing in agricultural land in the United States at a record pace, raising concerns about foreign influence over agricultural production.

Oklahoma Sees Surge in Foreign-Controlled Land

Between 2004 and 2014, the amount of agricultural land in Oklahoma that came under foreign control increased nearly sixfold, to 371,576 acres, according to the latest federal data available.

Catherine Montgomery: Connecting Beads of Time

Since moving to Oklahoma in 1999, Catherine Montgomery has helped bring about some of the state’s more notable historical preservation projects. In this video, she discusses past preservation mistakes and future restoration opportunities.