OKLAHOMA CITY — Secretary of State Chris Benge’s office has finished counting the signatures on a petition drive to put a proposal to put Oklahoma medical marijuana legalization before voters.
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Benge announced Tuesday that 67,761 signatures were counted, surpassing the 65,987 signatures of registered voters needed to put the issue on an election ballot by fewer than 2,000 signatures.
The secretary of state’s office will now send a report on its findings to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, which determines whether the number of signatures is sufficient to put the question on the ballot.
If approved, doctors would be able to recommend a patient at least 25 years old for a state-issued medical marijuana license allowing them to use marijuana and possess up to 3 ounces, six mature plants and six seedlings.