Oklahoma marijuana bill fails in Senate ahead of ballot vote

The Associated Press and The Tulsa World - March 13, 2018 1:40 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A bill that would legalize and regulate medical marijuana in Oklahoma has failed to pass in the Senate amid concerns over anticipating a vote by residents.

The Tulsa World reports that Oklahoma voters will go to the polls June 26 to determine if a state question to legalize medical marijuana should pass.

Democratic state Senate Minority Leader John Sparks says it’s bad policy to pre-empt the public’s vote on a state question. He says it could create confusion if both the bill and the state question passed.

The bill’s sponsor, Republican Sen. Ervin Yen, has put his measure on a procedural motion to reconsider the vote.

Yen says the ballot question as written would legalize recreational marijuana, whereas his measure would legalize and also regulate medical marijuana.

 

Latest Stories

Teachers react to in-school quarantine

‘It sounds like a disaster waiting to happen’ OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Oklahoma’s skyrocketing coronavirus numbers has...

Oklahoma National Guard Gold Star Tree honors Fallen Guardsmen

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — One tree. Twenty photos. Twenty pairs of empty boots. Twenty families who gave...

Bar owners, employees sue OKC Mayor over 11 p.m. bar closure proclamation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – In Oklahoma City, three bars and four bar employees are suing the...