Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Amendment, State Question 768 (2014)

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The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Amendment, State Question 768 will not appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Oklahoma as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure would have permitted the use, sale and cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes and classify marijuana as an herbal drug regulated by the Oklahoma Health Department.[1]

Oklahomans for Health, an organization based in Tulsa, filed the petition on April 11, 2014. Supporters collected 75,384 valid signatures. They were required to collect 155,216.[2]

Text of the measure

Ballot title

The proposed ballot title reads as follows:

This measure adds a new Article to the Oklahoma Constitution, Article 31, sections 1.A to 1.E. It allows for the classification of marijuana as a herbal drug regulated by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and permits the use of marijuana, under a physician’s guidance, for certain medical conditions including cancer, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, MS, and other conditions. It allows for the sale of marijuana to licensed patients by licensed dispensaries, it allows for the growth of marijuana for sale to licensed dispensaries by licensed growers. It permits licensed and unlicensed patients to assert medical reasons for using marijuana as a defense to any prosecution involving marijuana.

SHALL THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION BE APPROVED?

___ Yes - For the proposition
___ No - Against the proposition

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—Oklahomans For Health [4]

Support

The initiative campaign was sponsored by Oklahomans for Health.[5]

Polls

See also: Polls, 2014 ballot measures
Oklahoma State Question 768 (2014)
Poll Support OpposeUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Sooner Poll
8/28/2013 - 9/09/2013
71.20%26.10%2.70%+/-4.9404
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Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Oklahoma

Oklahomans for Health filed the petition with the Oklahoma Secretary of State on April 11, 2014.[1] Supporters needed to collect 155,216 valid signatures. However, supporters collected only 75,384 valid signatures. Therefore, they did not collect enough to get the initiative on the ballot.[2]

See also

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