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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