Medical marijuana unlikely to go before Oklahoma voters in November

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Attorney General Scott Pruitt said a pro-medical marijuana group did not gather signatures early enough.
  • The issue will likely not be on a November ballot.
  • It could end up on a special election ballot or a 2018 ballot.

 

A petition to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma is unlikely to go before voters in November.
 
Advocates plan to challenge the attorney general's rewording of the ballot title, which is certain to push the measure beyond the election.

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Attorney General Scott Pruitt says the group didn't submit its voter signatures to qualify with enough buffer time for legal challenges and for the state's Election Board to print and send ballots to counties, military members and overseas voters.

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State Question 788 would permit doctors to recommend a patient for a state-issued medical marijuana license.
 
With delays, the question either could be put to voters in a special election - a $1.2 million cost that appears unlikely in the budget-crunched state - or placed on a statewide election ballot in 2018.

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