Pro-medical marijuana group rallies at Oklahoma Capitol

Ponca City Now - August 31, 2016 11:13 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A group supporting a state question to allow the medicinal use of marijuana in Oklahoma is rallying at the state Capitol.

More than 100 people chanted "let us vote" during the rally Tuesday in the building's second floor rotunda.

The group Oklahomans for Change wants elected officials, including Gov. Mary Fallin and Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to know there is widespread support for legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. Supporters also have been critical of Pruitt's rewrite of the language that will appear on the ballot.

A pro-marijuana group gathered more than 67,000 signatures within 90 days to qualify the medical marijuana question for the ballot, although the proposal likely won't appear until 2018.

State officials say the group waited too long to get the question on the November ballot.

 

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