Oklahoma Supreme Court Allows Two Marijuana State Questions To Move Forward

Wednesday, April 20th 2022, 6:13 pm

TULSA, Oklahoma -

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that two State Questions about marijuana can move forward in the process of trying to get on a ballot.  

Oklahoma voters would decide on those two state questions if enough signatures are gathered for each of them to go on the ballot. State question 819 would legalize, regulate, and tax the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and older. 

State question 818 would remove the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority from the Oklahoma State Department of Health and create an entirely new state agency called the "Oklahoma State Cannabis Commission." Both of these questions are spearheaded by the non-profit group "Oklahomans for Responsible Cannabis Action," which did not respond to our request for comment Wednesday. 

Both questions would need 178,000 signatures to get on the ballot. 

The earliest organizers could start collecting signatures is next month; it all depends on whether there are any appeals to this ruling in court.