The organization Oklahomans for Health officially launched its petition drive to legalize medical cannabis last week with a press conference held by Senator Constance Johnson, a longtime supporter of legalizing medical cannabis.
Advocates will be required to collect roughly 155,000 valid signatures in order for the initiative to qualify for this November’s ballot.
Under the proposed law, the possession, use and state-licensed distribution of cannabis will be legal for those with a qualifying medical cannabis, such as cancer, HIV/AIDS and multiple sclerosis, as long as they receive a recommendation from a physician. The initiative – which is a constitutional amendment – was recently approved by the Oklahoma Secretary of State, giving the group the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures.
Those interested in helping this campaign, and those in Oklahoma wanting to sign the initiative, should click here.