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Jul 5, 2017 12:40 PM

Medical Weed to Appear on Oklahoma Ballot in 2018

Most U.S. states have already legalized the use of medical cannabis. Oklahoma may soon become the latest addition to the list. The office of the secretary of state has confirmed that the notion of medical marijuana legalization will be put on the 2018 ballot.

The initiative is supported by the state’s local group known as Oklahomans for Health. According to Tulsa’s Fox 23 News, the measure’s certification has been successfully completed.

Oklahomans for Health collected more than the required number of signatures to put the legalization initiative on the statewide ballot in early 2016. However, it did not make it because of the office of attorney general that found certain issues in the wording of the ballot measure's title. The controversy went on way past the election date, so it will now appear on the 2018 ballot.

The new measure includes the following business provisions.

  1. It would ban classical vertical integration of businesses and establish four main license types: processors, growers, dispensaries, and transporters.
  2. The initiative would allow applying for licenses within 30 days of the law’s passage. The state’s authorities would also need to either accept or reject all received applications within the period of two weeks.
  3. Any cannabis business would need to be least 75% owned by Oklahoma residents.


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