Over 75,000 Signatures Collected for Oklahoma Medical Cannabis Legalization Initiative

Advocates of an Oklahoma initiative to legalize cannabis for medical purposes have collected over 75,000 signatures in roughlyok a month to place their proposal to a vote this November, almost half of the 156,000 required. The deadline is August 17th.

The proposal, which is supported by Senator Constance Johnson and being pushed by the organization Oklahomans for Health, would make the possession, use and state-licensed distribution of cannabis legal for those with a qualifying medical condition. Qualifying conditions would include cancer, HIV/AIDS and multiple sclerosis, among others. The initiative is a constitutional amendment, meaning its passage would make medical cannabis a constitutional right in the State of Oklahoma.

According to polling released last year, 71% of Oklahoma voters favor the legalization of medical cannabis.

Those interested in finding out more about the initiative and the effort behind it, including how to get involved, should click here.

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    • jwalker on August 10, 2014 at 6:42 pm
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    How many do they havenow?

    • david dill on July 22, 2014 at 8:17 pm
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    On December 9th, 2012, my 36 year old son died from an accidental overdose of Lortab, which is no longer prescribed in Oklahoma. Some quack physician in Stephens County along with the out-dated drug laws in Oklahoma are responsible for my son’s death. If my son had been able to use marijuana legally, he may still be alive. My 58 year old wife is addicted to Avinza(Morphine) and (Oxycodone) prescribed by physician. She was diagnosed with Post Polio Syndrome which causes chronic pain. If my wife and son were allowed to use marijuana, my son would be alive and my wife wouldn’t be an addict. Mary Fallin and Mark Woodward are ignorant and show no compassion for those with medical conditions. Mary Fallin does not deserve to be called governor and should be impeached due to conditions in Oklahoma and for the negative view of Oklahoma shared by many people in the United States and around the world.

    • david dill on July 21, 2014 at 9:24 pm
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    My wife must take Avinza and Percocet as she has chronic pain due to Post Polio Syndrome. She is now classified as Opioid Dependent. She was never given a chance to try non-addictive Marijuana. Avinza and Percocet are both addictive and may cause death. Oklahoma has hundreds of Opioid dependent citizens when many of those patients may have been healthier and happier than becoming a narcotic addict if allowed to use Marijuana. Some of those persons may still be alive rather than dead from a prescription drug overdose. Marijuana is good for pain rather than Lortab, Percocet, Oxycontin, Anxiety rather than addictive Xanax or Valium, Sleep without narcotics, improves appetite, is shown to decrease the risk of Diabetes and has many other medical benefits. Mary Fallin is stupid as is OSBI Propagandist, Mark ” The Liar’ Woodward. The Government of Oklahoma is misleading the people of Oklahoma with lies and half-truths about Medical Marijuana. Please sign the petition and please encourage others to sign the petition and to vote on Novemer 4th and pass Medical Marijuana into law!

    • Kathy gonshak McNamara on July 13, 2014 at 3:47 pm
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    Please legalize marijuana, it helps me eat and sleep

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