OKLAHOMA: Emboldened by the legalization of marijuana in two states, including bordering Colorado, hundreds of marijuana advocates flooded the Oklahoma Capitol on Wednesday calling for fewer restrictions on pot smoking in Oklahoma.
Two separate pro-marijuana groups — one advocating the medicinal use of marijuana and another pushing for full-scale legalization — held events at the Capitol that drew large crowds from across the state.
Holding signs that read “The Miracle Plant” and “No more jail time for pot crime,” protesters gathered on the south steps of the Statehouse and listened to speakers who railed against Oklahoma’s drug laws, which are some of the strictest in the country.
“There will be 30 people arrested in Oklahoma for marijuana possession today,” said former Republican state Rep. Porter Davis of Oklahoma City. “They will be booked, fingerprinted and photographed, and they will be haunted for the rest of their lives.