Oklahoma: Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis Placed on June 26 Ballot

An initiative that would legalize medical cannabis throughout Oklahoma has been officially placed on the June 26 primary election ballot.

“I have set the date for voters to decide the medical marijuana issue to be the June 26 primary election”, Governor Mary Fallin announced today. Governor Fallin had the option of putting the measure – State Question 788 – to a vote of the people in June, or in November during the general election. The governor was given this choice following a successful signature gathering campaign which forced the state to put the medical cannabis legalization measure to a vote of the people.

The proposed law would allow patients to possess up to three ounces of cannabis (eight in a private residence) and up to 72 ounces of cannabis edibles. They would also be allowed to grow up to six mature cannabis plants, in addition to six seedlings. The measure states that “A regulatory office shall be established under the Oklahoma State Department of Health which will receive applications for medical license recipients, dispensaries, growers, and packagers within sixty (60) days of the passage of this initiative.” Cannabis would be taxed at 7%.

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Initiative to Legalize Medical Marijuana Placed on 2018 Ballot in Oklahoma

Oklahoma voters will have the opportunity next year to legalize medical cannabis.

Advocates have successfully collected and submitted enough valid signatures on their initiative to legalize medical marijuana to put it to a vote in one of the nation’s most conservative states. State Question 788 will appear on the November, 2018 ballot and would legalize the possession, use and licensed distribution of cannabis for medical purposes.

The proposed law – which taxes cannabis at 7% – would allow patients to possess up to three ounces of marijuana (eight in a private residence) and up to 72 ounces of marijuana edibles. They would also be allowed to grow up to six mature cannabis plants, in addition to six seedlings. The measure states that “A regulatory office shall be established under the Oklahoma State Department of Health which will receive applications for medical license recipients, dispensaries, growers, and packagers within sixty (60) days of the passage of this initiative.”

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It’s Official: Oklahoma Voters to Have Opportunity to Legalize Medical Cannabis

oklahomaOklahoma’s State Question 788, which would legalize medical cannabis, has officially gone through all of the hurdles necessary to be placed before voters. However, the measure won’t be placed on this November’s ballot, but instead will be voted on in 2018; this is unless a special election is decided upon for next year.

Proponents of the initiative recently submitted roughly 67,000 signatures, considerably more than the number required to put it before a vote of the people, and it has now also gone through the mandated 10-day period where the public can protest the initiative’s language.

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