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Petition to get recreational marijuana vote on November ballot about halfway to signature goal

Posted at 11:43 AM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 12:18:46-04

TULSA -- A petition that is seeking to get State Question 797, which would legalize recreational marijuana, on the November 2018 ballot is about halfway to its goal of signatures.

Green The Vote said SQ 797 has collected 64,637 signatures as of Sunday. 

"We feel we are on track but would like to really ramp it up to get this done with overwhelming numbers," said Isaac Caviness, President of Green The Vote.

State Question 797 seeks to allow anyone 21 years old or over "to legally possess, use, grow, process and sell marijuana and derivatives within the rules set by the Oklahoma Cannabis Commission."

Green The Vote is also pushing to get State Question 796 on the ballot, which would allow marijuana to be classified as an herbal drug to be regulated by the Oklahoma Cannabis Commission.

"Oklahoma SQ 796 legalizing medical marijuana when enacted will allow the possession, use, growth, processing and sale of medical marijuana and derivatives to those licensed to do so."

SQ 796 has received 58,942 signatures as of Sunday.

The group is working to get to 125,000 signatures for each petition by Aug. 1.

Find a place to sign the petitions by clicking here.

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