Recreational Marijuana in Oklahoma?

There is a major question in the legal system of the state of Oklahoma, and it is as follows: will Oklahoma ever legalize marijuana for recreational use? As of now, it is not known whether the state of Oklahoma is going to legalize marijuana.

Medical Marijuana Legalization

As of now, the Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, otherwise known as Oklahoma State Question 788, is a planned part of the Oklahoma ballot on November 6, 2018. Alternatively, this could come up on an earlier special election date if the governor decides to set one.

On this initiative, a vote of yes will support the measure to legalize possession, use, and cultivation of medical marijuana. A vote of no will opposed all of these actions for medicinal purposes. The signatures for this initiative were certified in September of 2016, but the initiative was not certified due to mitigating circumstances. The Oklahoma Supreme Court resolved the lawsuit that was pending and preventing certification on March 27, 2017 and ruled in favor of the initiative itself. However, the date of the official election is not scheduled until late 2018 as previously stated. It is not yet known what the outcome of this election will be.

Recreational Use

The following question has generated quite a bit of interest: will Oklahoma ever legalize marijuana for recreational use? However, it is important to keep in mind that even the aforementioned initiative, if passed, will not legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, only medicinal purposes. If the legalization of recreational marijuana is ever to take place, it will definitely not happen until after November of 2018.

Currently, there is no set official election date for the legalization of recreational marijuana, so it is impossible to be able to predict whether or not it will ever take place in the state of Oklahoma, although it has taken place in several other states already.

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