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Tulsa Republican Party Chairman: Respect the vote of people on State Question 788

Posted at 9:22 AM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-16 10:26:06-04

TULSA -- The Oklahoma and Tulsa County chairmen released statements Monday morning, in which they urged elected officials to respect the vote of the people on State Question 788.

Read the statements below:

“The ‘we know better attitude’ expressed by the OSBH and the shocking approval by our current Governor shows contempt for the liberties and the rights we express at the ballot box as citizens,” said Tulsa County Republican Chairman David McLain. “I call on all Republicans to contact your legislators, from either party, and let your voice be heard on this desecration of the citizens’ voice.”

Oklahoma County Republican Chairman Darren Ward said, “Last week’s actions by the OSBH are truly repugnant.”  

The statements come after the state board of health approved emergency rules for medical marijuana, which placed a ban on smokable marijuana and required a pharmacist to be present at dispensaries.

RELATED: Group files lawsuit over medical marijuana rules

Gov. Mary Fallin signed the board of health's rules, which supporters of the state question said undermined the original purpose of the question.

Multiple lawsuits have already been filed in response to the emergency rules.

Fifty-seven percent of voters approved State Question 788 during the June primary.

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