- On Tuesday, Oklahoma voters rejected State Question 820, which would have legalized recreational marijuana in the state.
- Supporters sought to effectively decriminalize marijuana use and would have allowed persons to seek expungement of their criminal record for most marijuana-related convictions.
- Tuesday’s vote means that Oklahoma’s marijuana laws remain as-is.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans gave a resounding “No” to legalizing recreational marijuana sales Tuesday, striking a blow against efforts to expand an industry beyond the state’s current medical marijuana framework set up five years ago.
Over 61% of voters rejected State Question 820, which was criticized by some law enforcement, religious leaders and public school administrators in the closing weeks of the campaign as a step too far.
At its core, the state question would have legalized recreational sales to anyone 21 and older. Supporters sought to expand the law, which would have effectively decriminalized marijuana use and would have allowed persons to seek expungement of their criminal record for most marijuana-related convictions.
Instead, Oklahoma’s marijuana laws will remain as-is, barring any significant changes considered by lawmakers this year.
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Oklahoma State Question 820 results
All 77 counties voted against the state question. It lost in Oklahoma County, the home of Oklahoma…