If the medical marijuana question becomes law as written, employers won’t be able to make hiring or firing decisions based solely on whether a person holds a marijuana license, according to a State Chamber leader who called State Question 788 “sloppily drafted.”
Adria G. Berry, vice president of government affairs for the State Chamber, said the business organization’s leaders voted unanimously to oppose the state question.
In a column, she wrote, “Although we recognize the medicinal qualities and potential for economic growth in our state, Oklahoma’s employers shouldn’t be required to change their policies regarding drug testing and employee retention based on a sloppily drafted State Question.”
Chip Paul, the chairman of Oklahomans for Health, which drafted the question and led the effort to place it on the ballot, said Tuesday, “If you’re trying to defeat something, spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt is the best way to do it.”
Paul said the State Chamber had distorted the intent of the question.
State Question 788 is on the June 26 primary ballot.
In her column, Berry wrote that the question says