Article by Keaton Fox, Fox 25 Oklahoma City
State leaders don’t want the possibility of medical marijuana on the ballot and are intentionally stalling the process, proponents of the measure claim.
State Question 788 would legalize medical marijuana.Proponents were able to get 67,761 signatures to send it to the ballot, but the process now is being slowed and the measure likely won’t appear until 2018.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt submitted the wording for the initiative last week, at the time saying the time crunch was not because of his office, but because the signatures were submitted last minute.
“It’s important for the people of Oklahoma to know, regardless of the substance of the state question, the signatures were not submitted with enough time to allow this process to be played out completely,” Pruitt said.
The group Oklahomans for Health say the delays are intentional.