Supporters of an effort to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma said Thursday they will challenge the ballot title rewording by Attorney General Scott Pruitt.
The ballot title explains the measure to voters.
Pruitt on Thursday submitted the ballot title for State Question 788, a measure that if approved by voters would legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma.
“There is no way we can let the Pruitt ballot title stand,” said Chip Paul, a spokesman for Oklahomans for Health, which secured the signatures to get the issue before voters.
The rewritten ballot title does not accurately reflect the medical component and implies marijuana will be legalized regardless of medical need, Paul said.
“We will protest it,” Paul said. “It keeps us off the ballot in November, and that is what was probably intended.” [Read more at Tulsa World]