How much weed is too much weed? Oklahoma seems determined to find out. 

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Jerry Bennett

How much weed is too much weed? Oklahoma seems determined to find out.


The legislature this session enacted a moratorium on new medical cannabis business licenses after August. However, a group of activists told them to hold their bong, delivering a ballot initiative petition with enough signatures to put the questions to voters in November that aims to create an adult-use, or recreational, cannabis program to operate concurrently.


“The Oklahomans for Sensible Marijuana Laws (OSML) campaign announced on Tuesday that it had turned in over 164,000 signatures to the secretary of state’s office. They need 94,911 of the submissions to be valid in order to qualify the proposed statutory amendment,” according to Marijuana Moment.


This is the second attempt at legalizing recreational cannabis here — the first was derailed by COVID-19 in 2020 after its signature gathering period was delayed by Tulsa gadfly Paul Tay. Meanwhile, there are two other recreational petitions making the rounds because, contrary to popular belief, cannabis doesn’t bring peace and unity, at least not within the industry itself which has more internal feuds and drama than the Ultimate Fighting Championship and World Wrestling Entertainment combined.


With any luck, the voters will decide definitively whether we want to make access to cannabis as easy for adults as alcohol, but if history is any indicator, we’re not holding our hit.

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