Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis Filed in Oklahoma
The nonprofit organization Oklahomans for Health has submitted an initiative to Oklahoma’s Secretary of State which would legalize cannabis for medical purposes for those with a qualifying condition such as cancer, AIDS and multiple sclerosis.
If the initiative is approved by the Secretary of State, and enough signatures are collected from registered Oklahoma voters, it will be put to a vote this November. If approved into law, patients would be authorized to possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis and would be allowed to cultivate up to 6 cannabis plants. State-licensed dispensaries would also be legalized in order to provide patients with safe access to their medicine.
According to recent polling, over 70% of those in Oklahoma support the move to legalize medical cannabis.