Oklahoma Activists File Revised 2020 Marijuana Legalization Measure To Protect Medical Program

Oklahoma Activists File Revised 2020 Marijuana Legalization Measure To Protect Medical Program

Oklahoma activists have withdrawn a marijuana legalization ballot initiative and replaced it with one that contains revised language designed to ensure the state’s medical cannabis program is unaffected. The development comes weeks after the campaign first submitted a proposed ballot 2020 legalization measure to the secretary of state. While most provisions remain intact from the original version, the amended initiative includes explicit protections and benefits for medical cannabis businesses and patients—some of whom expressed concerns about the first draft. The measure, which is being backed by a coalition of local reform organizations as well as the national advocacy group New Approach PAC, would allow adults 21 and older to possess, cultivate and purchase cannabis from licensed retailers. Individuals could possess up to one ounce and cultivate up to six plants and six seedlings. While a 15 percent excise tax would be imposed on sales, the latest initiative—which was filed with the secretary of state’s office on Friday—specifies that the tax would not apply to medical marijuana. Revenue from the adult-use sales would go toward implementation costs, public schools, drug treatment programs and other public service programs. Under another new provision, only existing medical cannabis businesses would be eligible for recreational…

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