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(Mike Allen)
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After the voters said, “Yes,” the Oklahoma State Board of Health said, “Well, sorta.”

I think this was a bit expected, no? Dr. Jean Hausheer, president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, told media she is convinced voters did not know what they were supporting when they passed State Question 788 to legalize marijuana with 57 percent support.

We heard similar things when State Questions 780 and 781 passed just a short time ago. Apparently, establishment voices believe many of us have no idea what we’re voting for, but only in the instance we approve something. It’s a bit insulting as a voter, to say the least.

From what I can tell, however, these rules have sparked support for SQ 797 (recreational marijuana) that I don’t believe would have existed had SQ 788 law been left alone. It will be interesting to see how many signatures those petitions end up getting when all is said and done.

— Mike Allen


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