Oklahoma organization pushes for medical marijuana signatures in final petition hours

by: Hector Mejia Updated:

TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Oklahomans for Health wants to bring the question of medical marijuana before Oklahoma voters.
  • The proposition will need 60,000 signatures by 5 p.m. Thursday to be considered.

 

Area groups have only a matter of hours to collect enough signatures to get the question of medical marijuana before Oklahoma voters.

Oklahomans for Health are working to get more than 60,000 by 5 p.m. Thursday to include a question for legalizing medical marijuana on the November ballot.

They said they had more than 50,000 signatures Wednesday.

The Tulsa office turned in more than 1,500 signatures Wednesday alone.

They have been working since May to get the needed signatures.

They want to see State Questions 787 and 788 on the ballot.

One measure deals with legalizing medical marijuana for people who have a recommendation from a certified physician.

The other measure is an amendment to allow more time to collect signatures for the petition process.

They said the 90 days currently allowed are not enough. They want to change that to a year.

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