According to new polling conducted by the Sooner Poll, and commissioned by Oklahoma NORML, an overwhelming number of Oklahoma residents support the legalization of medical cannabis. 71% are in favor of such a move.
The poll also found that 56% of those in Oklahoma support the decriminalization of cannabis, reducing the penalty from a criminal offense, to a simple ticket.
In addition, the polling found that 81% in the state believe that they, not the federal government, should have the final say over their state’s cannabis policies.
In Oklahoma, the possession of even a small amount of cannabis can net someone a felony charge, with a potential year-long prison sentence. A subsequent charge can be a prison sentence of 2 to 10 years.
This poll is one of the first to show that such a strong majority in the state are in support of cannabis law reform. We have little doubt it will turn some heads.