Oklahoma could become the ninth state to vote on some form of cannabis legalization in November after the secretary of state ruled on Tuesday that a pro-medical marijuana campaign submitted enough valid signatures to make the fall ballot.
The initiative, Question 788, faces a few more hurdles, however. The Oklahoma Supreme Court must approve the measure, and then the state’s attorney general would review the initiative’s title. After that, members of the public would be allowed to challenge either the signatures or the title, according to broadcaster KFOR.
Oklahomans for Health, the campaign behind the initiative, submitted signatures nearly two weeks ago. The total number of signatures was about 2,000 more than the necessary threshold of 65,987.
If Question 788 is ultimately certified for the ballot, Oklahoma will join Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada and North Dakota in voting on whether to legalize either recreational or MMJ.