Second petition filed to legalize recreational cannabis in Oklahoma

Oklahomans could see on the ballot this year competing state questions to legalize recreational marijuana.

A second initiative petition to legalize recreational marijuana use in Oklahoma for anyone 21 years or older was filed Tuesday with the secretary of state’s office.

Campaign spokeswoman Michelle Tilley said this measure is a new version of a recreational cannabis initiative petition she helped with two years ago. That petition, State Question 807, didn’t make it on the statewide ballot partly because the start of the COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult to collect signatures.

“This is an effort that started several years ago but has grown,” she said. “We have a broad coalition of Oklahomans — small business owners, small growers, users and criminal justice reform people, as well.”

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