Gov. Fallin sets election date for medical marijuana measure

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin set a June 26 election date for the medical marijuana ballot measure, her office announced Thursday.

State Question 788 will allow voters to decider whether medical marijuana will be legalized in Oklahoma, within set limits.

The issue made it to the ballot after a successful petition initiative.

"Backers of this proposal to legalize medical marijuana followed procedures and gathered the more than 66,000 required signatures to submit the issue to a vote of the people," said Fallin. "I'm fulfilling my duty as governor to decide when that election will occur this year."

According to news release from the governor's office, passage of the measure would allow doctors to recommend patients, at least 18 years of age, for a state-issued medical marijuana license. Licensed individuals could possess up to 3 ounces, six mature plants and six seedlings. Limits can be increased by individual counties or cities.

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