Northwest Oklahomans have the opportunity to sign a petition to put medical marijuana legalization on the November 2016 ballot.
Green The Vote, a group of Oklahoma residents and volunteers advocating for legalizing medical marijuana in the state, is working toward the 124,000 signatures needed to put the option on the ballot.
The measure would add an article to the Oklahoma Constitution, and allow for the classification of marijuana as an herbal drug regulated by the state Health Department, and permits the use of marijuana under the recommendation of a board-certified physician, according to the Green The Vote website.
The measure also would exclude marijuana containing less than.03 percent THC from the definition of marijuana and reclassify it as industrial hemp, allowing for the growth and commerce thereof when registered with the Oklahoma State Department of Agriculture, according to the website. [Read more at the Enid News]