Oklahoma GOP Leaders Urge Voters To Reject Marijuana Legalization Measure On Ballot Next Week
The Oklahoma Republican Party is encouraging its members to reject a state cannabis legalization ballot measure set for a special election next week, calling the proposal “a cornucopia that provides only delights for the marijuana user to the detriment of other citizens.” “We encourage you to get out the vote on March 7th and ask you to vote NO on SQ 820,” party leaders wrote in a letter on Monday to GOP members statewide. Two of the group’s biggest problems with the legalization initiative are a provision that would allow renters to consume cannabis on a landlord’s property and, “second, and much more importantly,” a disallowance of evidence of marijuana use in child custody cases. “Under SQ 820, courts would not be allowed to test for marijuana use,” the letter says, “and would in fact not be allowed to consider use when determining the best interests of a child.” As for renters, landlords could not prohibit tenants from legally possessing or consuming cannabis, except by smoking. The call to action comes as Oklahoma legalization advocates have been gearing up their own get-out-the-vote effort, launching TV ads and door-knocking campaign earlier this month. While the Republican Party’s State Committee as a whole did not vote on a public position on the legalization measure, the OKGOP letter says, the party’s Central Committee voted unanimously to oppose the reform. “We do not take this position lightly,” party leadership wrote, “and we take it on this rare occasion because the danger to our children and communities is too significant to sit on the sidelines.” .@officialOKGOP central committee unanimously voted to urge Republicans to vote No on #SQ820 “In reality, SQ 820 is a cornucopia that provides only delights for the marijuana user to the detriment of other citizens.”#OkPol pic.twitter.com/GGyiBiAWDh — Reese Gorman (@reesejgorman) February…
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