Supporters of Oklahoma Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Initiative Withdraw Petition
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Supporters of Oklahoma Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Initiative Withdraw Petition

The state gave proponents of State Question 807 the green light to collect signatures, but petitioners said gathering the required number of signatures is unlikely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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August 31, 2020

Supporters of an Oklahoma adult-use cannabis legalization initiative have withdrawn their petition, according to a Tulsa World report.

The state gave proponents of State Question 807 the green light to collect signatures, but petitioners said gathering the 177,958 signatures required to get the issue before voters is unlikely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the news outlet reported.

The coronavirus crisis also delayed the petition process to advance to the signature-gathering phase, according to Tulsa World, and it is now too late for the measure to qualify for Oklahoma’s 2020 ballot.