What to know about Oklahoma’s recreational marijuana state questionPosted by On

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahomans who wanting to vote on a measure that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state will be heading to the polls.

State Question 820

On March 7, voters will head to the polls to voice their opinion on State Question 820.

Organizers say State Question 820 will safely legalize, regulate, and tax recreational marijuana for adults who are 21-years-old and older in Oklahoma.

If passed, recreational marijuana would be subject to a 15% sales tax, as well as state and local sales taxes.

Supporters say the move will generate state revenue for schools, health care, and local governments.

However, critics argue that the state needs to place more restrictions on the marijuana industry, not less.

Some law enforcement agencies have spoken out against the measure, saying it will make officers’ day-to-day operations harder.

“SQ 820 throws a match into the middle of what already is a powder keg in rural Oklahoma,” said Sheriff Damon Devereaux, of Logan County, who also serves as President of the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association.  “Illegal grows, black market operations, organized crime, even execution style killings were all spawned by the poorly drafted initiative petition known as 788, and 820 builds on that flawed process.”

Economic Impact

If the measure passes, it would generate…

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