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Marijuana advocate alleges Oklahoma sheriff assault at forum


CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — A marijuana advocate in northeast Oklahoma alleges a sheriff grabbed him by the throat and escorted him out of a community forum on an upcoming state ballot measure on medical cannabis.

The Claremore Progress reports that Chip Paul is accusing Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton of removing him with extreme force from the open forum on the measure residents will vote on next week. Paul alleges he asked some questions at the Monday forum but wasn't disruptive.

Forum attendee Ashley Mullen-Lowry captured Facebook live video of the incident. Walton says he believes the...

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