Although many states have formed legalized medical marijuana programs in recent years, Oklahoma has yet to do so. This year, however, an organization called “Green the Vote” is currently working to change that.
In order for medical marijuana legalization to have a place on the ballot next November, 120,000 signatures will need to be obtained within the next 90 days. The group has recently been collecting the signatures at different events, including the recent Tulsa State Fair.
December 30 is the deadline to collect signatures, and volunteers throughout the state have been active in obtaining them since the first of the month. These volunteers have been working to spread their knowledge about marijuana and the potential medical benefits that it has to offer, as well as informing others on the multiple forms of consumption, such as smoking, edibles and topical treatments.
While many argue that it shouldn’t be legalized since it is not FDA approved, it will be up to the people of Oklahoma to decide whether those who believe medical marijuana could help are given the option to use it.
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