Oklahoma Group Supports Medical Marijuana But Opposes Bill to Legalize It

Oklahoma Group Supports Medical Marijuana But Opposes Bill to Legalize It

Vote No OK SQ788 is a non-profit organization against State Question 788.

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May 21, 2018
ABC News

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - In just over a month, Oklahomans will head to the polls to vote on state question 788, which if passed would support legalized medical marijuana in the state.

Vote No OK SQ788 is a non-profit organization against State Question 788. They support the legalization of medical marijuana in Oklahoma but do not support SQ788. The group's problems aren't with the intent of the bill, but rather how the bill could legally be interpreted once it becomes law. They feel there are not nearly enough regulations included in the piece of legislation and disagree with how much marijuana a licensed person could legally own.

Mike Haines with Vote No OK 788 says this state question does not have enough regulatory control over marijuana.

"They don't allow, for instance, you to regulate who gets a license. They do not allow you to regulate who gives recommendations for licenses. It doesn't allow you to regulate how recommendations are given or under what basis recommendations are given. It doesn't allow you to regulate who sells the marijuana, how the marijuana is taxed,” Haines said.

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