Will Oklahoma legalize medical cannabis? Voters decide Tuesday

Oklahoma voters will decide Tuesday whether the Bible Belt state will legalize medical cannabis.

Recent polling found that more than 57% of voters support the measure, but a strong opposition coalition has been mounted in the last few weeks to try to defeat the ballot initiative.

The opposition, which includes the state Medical Association, various law enforcement agencies and business groups, claims the initiative is so open-ended it would be like approving recreational marijuana.

As written, the measure imposes no caps on the number of business licenses and no restrictions on qualifying medical conditions.

But initiative proponent Oklahomans for Health stressed that a physician must recommend medical marijuana to a patient and is “legally and ethically bound” by that decision.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin also expressed concerns about the initiative.

The Republican governor recently said that if the measure passes, she plans to call for a special legislative session to develop a regulatory framework, implying she’d like to see additional restrictions.

2 comments on “Will Oklahoma legalize medical cannabis? Voters decide Tuesday
  1. Clifton Middleton on

    Oklahellhole is a collection of persecutors, really they run a full time Inquisition against the People for the herb. The state is in desperate need of spiritual healing. Organized religion has almost completely poisoned the people with dreams alienation and war.

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  2. Tim beisly on

    It passed now it would be nice to see how to about becoming a grow op etc in this state b4 it gets flooded with growers

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