In Just Three Weeks Oklahoma Voters Will Have Opportunity to Legalize Medical Cannabis

On June 26 – just three weeks and a day from now – Oklahoma voters will have the opportunity to legalize medical cannabis.

Oklahoma would become the next state to legalize medical cannabis if voters approve State Question 788 on June 26. Put forth by the nonprofit Oklahomans for Health, the proposal would allow those with a doctor recommendation to legally possess and use medical cannabis and cannabis products. A state-licensed system of dispensaries would be authorized to sell the medicine to qualified patients.

Under the initiative patients would be allowed to purchase and possess up to three ounces of cannabis, and up to 72 ounces of cannabis-infused products such as edibles and topicals.

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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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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.

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Oklahoma Initiative Drive to Legalize Medical Cannabis Underway

The organization Oklahomans for Health officially launched its petition drive to legalize medical cannabis last week with a press conference held by oklahomaSenator Constance Johnson, a longtime supporter of legalizing medical cannabis.

Advocates will be required to collect roughly 155,000 valid signatures in order for the initiative to qualify for this November’s ballot.

Under the proposed law, the possession, use and state-licensed distribution of cannabis will be legal for those with a qualifying medical cannabis, such as cancer, HIV/AIDS and multiple sclerosis, as long as they receive a recommendation from a physician.

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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 thoseoklahoma 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.

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