Nov. Ballot: New Petition Pushes for Recreational Marijuana

Amid efforts to establish a new medical marijuana industry in Oklahoma, activists want to enshrine the right to use marijuana — both for medical purposes and recreationally — in the state constitution.

Green the Vote, headed by Tulsan Isaac Caviness, is promoting two state questions — 796 and 797 — of which it filed notice on April 3 with the Oklahoma secretary of state.

The first, State Question 796, would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to classify marijuana as an “herbal drug” regulated by the proposed Oklahoma Cannabis Commission. It would, if approved by voters, allow for use by patients meeting qualifying conditions such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, migraines, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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