Gov Sets Election Date For Medical Marijuana Issue

posted by Beth Myers -

Governor Mary Fallin on Thursday filed an executive proclamation placing the medical marijuana ballot measure on the June 26 primary election ballot. It comes after supporters of an initiative petition gathered enough legal signatures calling for a statewide vote. 

"Backers of this proposal to legalize medical marijuana followed procedures and gathered more than 66,000 required signatures to submit the issue to a vote of the people," Fallin said. "I'm fulfilling my duty as governor to decide when that election will occur this year."

If approved by voters, the measure would permit doctors to recommend a patient for a state-issued medical marijuana license. A license holder would be allowed to legally possess up to 3 ounces of the drug, six mature plants and six seedlings. Those limits could be increased by individual counties or cities.

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