Governor Mary Fallin announced today the election date of the medicinal marijuana ballot measure.
Voters will decide the issue on June 26 whether to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.
“Backers of the proposal to legalize medicinal marijuana adopted procedures and collected the greater than 66,000 needed signatures to submit the problem to some election of those,” said Fallin. “I’m fulfilling my duty as governor to determine when that election will occur this season.”
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If passed, doctors can recommend someone who’s a minimum of 18-years-old for any medicinal marijuana license. The individual can legally possess up to 3 ounces, six mature plants, and 6 seedlings. Individual counties and metropolitan areas could be permitted to improve individuals limits, too. A unique exemption might be granted for anybody younger than 18 however it necessitates the approval of two doctors in addition to a parent or legal protector.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Came Edmondson stated inside a statement:
It might appear that by putting Condition Question 788 around the primary ballot rather of around the general election ballot where turnout has in the past been greater, Governor Fallin is wishing to reduce the amount of voters who finalise its fate. It is really an important issue and definitely one where all Oklahomans should election – despite Governor Fallin’s efforts to stifle their voices. Personally, In my opinion science supports using marijuana for medicinal purposes, and I’m voting yes.