Oklahoma medical mairjuana question hinges on conservative support

The Associated Press - June 25, 2018 2:33 pm

LINDSAY, Okla. (AP) – More traditionally conservative Republican voters in Oklahoma now favor medical marijuana and that could ensure the state joins the growing list of places where marijuana is legal in some form.
The medical marijuana question is on Tuesday’s ballot. Danny Daniels, a pastor from the farming community of Lindsay, favors it after seeing how hospice patients benefited from marijuana.
Pollster Bill Shapard has been surveying Oklahomans on the issue for five years. Not surprisingly, he says Democrats and independents overwhelmingly support it. However he says roughly half of self-identified evangelicals, churchgoers, and citizens over 65 also back it.
Gov. Mary Fallin has reservations. She says the ballot question is so broadly worded that it could essentially allow for recreational use of marijuana if not further regulations are implemented.


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