Coalition Forms to Oppose Medical Marijuana Question

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A new coalition of law enforcement, medical and business groups has formed to oppose the medical marijuana question on Oklahoma’s June ballot.

Next month, Oklahoma voters will decide on State Question 788, which would legalize medical marijuana for patients over the age of 18. But a new group, comprised of the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association, the Oklahoma State Medical Association and the District Attorney’s Council, among others, say that the ballot language is too broad.

The group, known as SQ 788 is Not Medical, is registered as an unlimited political action committee with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission. There is one other PAC registered to urge Oklahomans to vote ‘No’ on 788. Two PACs have organized to push for a ‘yes’ vote.

Right now, 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form.