Oklahoma Voting on Medical Marijuana June 26

If approved by voters, the measure would permit doctors to recommend a patient who is at least 18 years old for a state-issued medical marijuana license.

Oklahoma voters will decide in a special election June 26 whether to legalize use of medical marijuana in their state. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin last week filed an executive proclamation placing State Question 788 on the June 26 primary election ballot; her other option was to place the issue on the November general election ballot.

Supporters of an initiative petition asking voters to legalize medical marijuana gathered enough signatures in 2016 to schedule a statewide referendum on the measure. "Backers of this proposal to legalize medical marijuana followed procedures and gathered the more than 66,000 required signatures to submit the issue to a vote of the people," Fallin said. "I'm fulfilling my duty as governor to decide when that election will occur this year."

If approved by voters, the measure would permit doctors to recommend a patient who is at least 18 years old for a state-issued medical marijuana license. A license holder would be allowed to legally possess up to 3 ounces of the drug, six mature plants, and six seedlings, but these limits could be increased by individual counties or cities.

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