Oklahoma Supreme Court To Review Cannabis Legalization Question
Oklahoma cannabis activists turned in over 164,000 signatures in July, which is far more than the approximately 95,000 they need to qualify State Question 820 for the ballot. However, it was unclear if Oklahomans would have a chance to vote on the marijuana legalization question this fall since signature counting took nearly seven weeks to complete instead of an average of two to three weeks.
Now, the Oklahoma Supreme Court said it would review the issue brought up by Oklahomans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, given that August 29 was a deadline to get the initiative on the ballot, reported AP.
"Since filing their initiative more than six months ago, proponents have done everything in their power to expedite the unwieldy Oklahoma initiative petition process so the People of Oklahoma can exercise their right to vote on the measure at the next general election," proponents of SQ 820 wrote in a petition to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. "Yet they have been stymied by state officials (or their hand-picked vendors) who are either unable or unwilling …