Oklahomans For Cannabis Hosting Watch Party At Tulsa Theater

Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 6:00 pm
By: Amy Avery

Oklahoma voters are deciding Tuesday on State Question 788, which would legalize medical marijuana.

Oklahomans for Cannabis is hosting a watch party at Circle Cinema in Tulsa and many voters say they are feeling very confident about this vote. However, some people believe it could create more problems for Oklahoma.

State Question 788 is presented on the ballot as a Yes or No vote. A "Yes" vote supports the measure to legalize the licensed cultivation, use, and possession of marijuana for medical purposes. And a "No" vote opposes this measure.

When asked at the polls, some Tulsans said they believe it will help people who actually need it for medical purposes but it could create problems for the state as a whole.

"I fear that there will be a contingent that uses this for more of a recreational license than for medical purposes," said voter Alan Lewis.

Others also believe the state question isn't specific enough as to how much you can have and use.

“I just feel like it's a slippery slope that we can't go back from and I just don't think this particular way that it's worded is too broad,” said Tulsa voter Terrie Gressett.

Many supporters say they are confident about this vote.

Shawn Jenkins has a son named Carver who suffers from a rare brain disorder that causes him to have seizures.  He says that legalizing medical marijuana could mean big things for Carver.

"When you finally find out that there is an opportunity to help him and make things better for him, you're going to fight like hell to make it happen," said Jenkins.