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24th March 2023
22nd March 2023
21st March 2023
US - Oklahoma: House Bill 2095 has passed the House and now heads to the Senate. It would broaden the remit of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority and other state agencies through monetary and disciplinary provisions, such as authorising unannounced site inspections. The bill also lays down penalties for unlawful acts, such as the permanent revocation of medical cannabis business licences for non-payment of taxes.
8th March 2023
US - Oklahoma: State Question 820, a ballot initiative to legalise recreational cannabis, has been rejected by 61.68% of Oklahoma voters. SQ 820 would have allowed over-21s to purchase and possess up to 1 oz of cannabis, and to grow up to six mature plants and six seedings for personal use; it would have permitted public consumption wherever tobacco is legal, imposed a 15% excise tax, and placed the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority in charge of regulating the program and issuing cannabis business licences.
6th March 2023
19th October 2022
US - Oklahoma: Governor Kevin Stitt has called for a special election on 7th March 2023 on a ballot initiative to legalise recreational cannabis, local press reports. The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled weeks ago that the initiative could not appear on the November 2022 ballot because delays in signature verification by the secretary of state’s office caused it to miss the ballot-printing deadline. The court held, however, that the initiative would be placed on a later ballot – either at the next general election in 2024 or in a special election called by the governor or legislature. If the initiative is passed, adults (21+) would be allowed to possess and purchase up to 1 oz of cannabis and cultivate up to six mature plants and six seedlings for personal use, and there would be a 15% excise tax on gross receipts of dispensary sales.
22nd September 2022
US - Oklahoma: The Oklahoma Supreme Court decided yesterday that the ballot initiative to legalise recreational cannabis in the state could not appear on the 8th November ballot because it had been delayed beyond the deadline for printing the papers, media reports. Justices dismissed two separate legal challenges to the ballot title, clearing the initiative’s path for a vote during the state’s next general or special election. Supporters of the measure say it will appear on the November ballot in 2024 at the latest, or sooner if the governor calls a special election.
16th September 2022
2nd September 2022
29th August 2022
23rd August 2022
US - Oklahoma: The Oklahoma secretary of state has validated over 117,000 signatures – well above the required 94,911 – for a ballot initiative to legalise recreational cannabis in the state, press reports. If the state supreme court approves the signatures, the secretary of state will issue a notice giving opponents 10 days to challenge the validity of the initiative.
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