By Anthony Martinelli

On June 26 – just three weeks and a day from now – Oklahoma voters will have the opportunity to legalize medical cannabis.

Oklahoma would become the next state to legalize medical cannabis if voters approve State Question 788 on June 26. Put forth by the nonprofit Oklahomans for Health, the proposal would allow those with a doctor recommendation to legally possess and use medical cannabis and cannabis products. A state-licensed system of dispensaries would be authorized to sell the medicine to qualified patients.

Under the initiative patients would be allowed to purchase and possess up to three ounces of cannabis, and up to 72 ounces of cannabis-infused products such as edibles and topicals.

Below are some further details on the measure:

  • Obtaining a state-issued medical marijuana license would require a board-certified physician’s signature.
  • There would be no specific qualifying conditions to receive medical marijuana.
  • People with licenses would be permitted to possess up to 3 ounces of marijuana on their person and 8 ounces of marijuana in their residence.
  • A 7 percent tax would be levied on marijuana sales, with revenue being allocated to administrative costs, education, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
  • Licenses would be required to operate dispensaries, commercial growing operations, and processing operations. Municipalities would be prohibited from restricting zoning laws to prevent marijuana dispensaries

The full text of State Question 788 can be found by clicking here.

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