Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin announced yesterday that the state’s voters will finally get the chance to decide whether to approve or reject the legalization of medical cannabis. Fallin set the vote for June 26, a primary election. She had the option to move it to the Nov. 6 general election, but chose to go with the earlier date.
If approved, State Question 788 would permit patients 18 years and older to legally possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis.
“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 on Thursday. “I’m fulfilling my duty as governor to decide when that election will occur this year.”
If approved by voters, State Question 788 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 flower, six mature plants and six seedlings. Those limits could be increased by