OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A coalition that includes law enforcement, prosecutors and members of the business and medical community is opposing a medical cannabis question on Oklahoma’s June 26, 2018, primary election ballot.
The group, known as SQ 788 is Not Medical, registered as an unlimited political action committee on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission. It includes some politically powerful organizations, including the District Attorneys Council, Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association, Oklahoma State Medical Association and The State Chamber.
The group maintains the state question is too broadly written and doesn’t include enough safeguards to protect landlords, employers, and municipalities from regulating the activity of marijuana license holders.
Supporters of the question say sick people should have access to the medicinal benefits of cannabis. They gathered enough signatures to qualify the medical marijuana question for the election ballot.