Voters in Oklahoma could make history if they pass a ballot to legalize adult-use marijuana next month. In preparation for this, advocates began stepping up efforts to educate residents and raise awareness with new internet and television advertising campaigns.
“Get the facts about State Question 820. The law regulates and taxes marijuana for adults 21 and older.” new 820 video status yes“We have strict safety requirements for labeling, childproof packaging and quantity limits to keep us and our children safe. freeing up to focus on serious violent crime and make our communities safer.It’s working in other states.It’s Oklahoma time.”
State Question 820 is the only question on the ballot, yes, at 820 I have spread the word. “Shout out to our amazing volunteers for Saturday’s Massive Canvas! We’re knocking on doors across our great state to remind people to VOTE YES!” I am #SQ820 March 7, 2023. #YesOn820 #LegalizeIt #oklahoma #OKC #Tulsa #norman #Lawton #Still water #edmund #vote #selection,” Campaign posted on Twitter page February 18th.in another post Patience of volunteers. “Our volunteers knock on doors with rain, snow, and injuries.”
Campaign Director Michelle Tilley Tulsa World She explains her personal motivations for supporting cannabis legalization and why others should vote for it as well. “I am a lifelong Oklahoman and mother of teenage children. I want my children to grow up in a prosperous state with good jobs, safe communities and well-funded state services. “I want to retire close to them. For all these reasons, I have spent the past 14 months leading a campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma.”
Tilley went on to explain how cannabis legalization could improve public safety and protect children across the state. As someone who remembers being an ager, I don’t want my children, or any children, to have their lives changed forever if they make a mistake. Tilly continued“If you get arrested for possession of small amounts of marijuana, it can make it harder for you to get into college or get a job.”
“We want Oklahoma’s children to grow up in safe, vibrant communities.” Tilly concluded“Regardless of what our opposition says, there is no evidence that recreational marijuana legalization will harm children anywhere.”
Originally, the legalization initiative was scheduled to be voted on in November 2022. Supporters collected more than enough signatures, but the initiative was not approved in time. The Oklahoma Supreme Court denied his petition in September 2022.
If you pass initiative Legalizes possession of up to 1 ounce of cannabis and allows residents to grow up to six mature plants for personal use. Cannabis products include a 15% excise tax and law limits Oklahoma marijuana earnings Creates a trust fund to fund programs, public education, etc. Residents currently in prison for cannabis can file petitions for resentencing, and residents who have already completed their sentences can apply for expungement. can.
Yes, 820 recently released a report produced by Vicente Sederberg LLP and the Oklahoma Cannabis Industry Associationestimates that if Oklahoma legalizes adult-use cannabis, it could collect up to $821 million in combined medical and recreational cannabis tax revenues.