OKLAHOMA CITY —
In a few months, people will have the chance to vote on State Question 788, which would legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma.
On Wednesday, a group came out against legalizing medical marijuana, saying it is concerned about the safety of children. The group’s fear is that children could mistake edible marijuana for something like a bag of gummy bears.
A former law enforcement officer and a preventionist announced that they are forming the group Oklahomans Against 788.
“It is not good for Oklahoma. It is not good for our children,” Oklahomans Against 788 co-chair August Rivera said. “There’s not enough science and research behind it for me to actually say and be on board with medical marijuana.”
Oklahomans Against 788 said legalizing medical marijuana would put children at risk of accidentally consuming the drug and would put doctors in danger losing their licenses because prescribing marijuana is illegal. The group also said businesses would see an increase in insurance rates.
“Ultimately, I think this is just a bunch of people who want to