Oklahoma’s governor set a June 26 date for voters to weigh in on whether to approve medical marijuana for the state.
The June date for a vote comes after a successful 2016 petition drive asking Oklahoma voters to put the matter on the ballot.
Fallin, a Republican, appears cool toward the idea of MMJ. In May, she was asked if medical marijuana could help the state generate revenue.
She told the Oklahoma City Fox TV station: “No … I just don’t think that’s the answer. I think there’s a lot of different solutions we can provide to fix our budget.”
The statewide referendum would create a medical cannabis program that would include licenses for cultivators, processor and dispensaries.
Under the ballot measure:
- Licenses would cost $2,500 each.
- Sales would be taxed at 7%.
- Acquiring a state-issued medical marijuana card would require a doctor’s signature.
- Municipalities would not be allowed to prevent dispensaries with zoning restrictions, but dispensaries would not be allowed within 1,000 feet of a school.