Oklahoma Voters will Decide this June on State Question 788
Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma voters will decide this June on State Question 788 - a statewide ballot measure legalizing the use, cultivation, and distribution of medical cannabis to qualified patients. NORML has endorsed the initiative and is working with the Vote Yes on 788 campaign to build a broad coalition of support in favor of the measure.
State Question 788 permits physicians to recommend cannabis therapy to patients at their discretion. Patients possessing a state-issued medical license are permitted to engage in cannabis possession or cultivation, or they can purchase marijuana products from a licensed dispensary.
Initiative proponents gathered sufficient signatures to place the issue before voters in 2016. However, the vote was postponed because of litigation over contested ballot title language. In a 7 to 1 ruling in April, justices rejected the state attorney general's rewording of the initiative's ballot title, which proponents had argued was purposely misleading, and ordered that the measure's initial language be restored.
For more information, contact Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director, at (202) 483-5500.