|Updated: 1/21 10:29 am
||Published: 1/21 10:28 am
The push to legalize marijuana in Oklahoma is gaining momentum.
A proposal is expected to be heard by state lawmakers in the next few weeks.
On Monday, President Barack Obama was quoted in a magazine article saying weed is no more dangerous than alcohol.
State Senator Constance Johnson is taking that idea further, saying alcohol is worse than marijuana and weed should be legal
“I think we need to accept the realities that alcohol is a dangerous drug, prescription drugs are dangerous. Marijuana has not killed anyone," said Johnson.
Senate Bill 216 would legalize marijuana up to one ounce and allow tax and regulation of the drug.
The State Bureau of Narcotics hopes the bill does not make it through the legislature, saying it could set a bad example for young people.