Oklahoma Group To Petition For Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

OKLAHOMA: A group for the legalization of medical marijuana is starting a petition in October in hopes of putting it on the ballot for Oklahoma voters.

“Green the Vote” is a movement that started in Tulsa this year, and has now expanded to followers in Lawton and Oklahoma City. The organization plans to circulate a petition for the use of medical marijuana as prescribed by a board certified physician.

The group needs 123,000 signatures to get the “state question” on the November 2016 ballot. Supporters say it is a daunting task, but one they are confident they can achieve.

“People are still scared. People are scared to come out of the cannabis closet, but they want to,” said Lawton Chapter Coordinator Georgia Wood.