Medical cannabis will be on future Oklahoma ballot

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An Oklahoma campaign to legalize medical marijuana looks to have succeeded in getting an initiative placed on a future statewide ballot.

Oklahomans for Health, which turned in more than enough signatures to make this year’s ballot, said it is certain to go before voters at some point in the future, now that a 10-day window to challenge its signatures has expired. The group was too late for the Nov. 8 ballot, according to the Oklahoman, which said the measure could be on the 2018 ballot.

Meanwhile, the ACLU is challenging the Oklahoma attorney general’s rewrite of the ballot title, saying it’s biased, the Oklahoman reported.

Campaign spokesman Chip Paul told Marijuana Business Daily that that it isn’t yet clear when medical cannabis will go before voters, but that advocates may push for a special election even before the 2018 midterm election.

A 2013 poll found that 71% of likely Oklahoma voters supported legalizing MMJ.