A new push for medical marijuana in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY — The group "Oklahomans for Health" want a statewide vote to decide if Oklahoma should allow medical marijuana. Supporters hit the streets Wednesday (5/28) to gather signatures for an official petition. The group must gather signatures from more than 155,000 registered Oklahoma voters in order to have the issue placed on the November ballot. If approved, marijuana would be classified as an herbal drug regulated by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Doctors would be able to prescribe it for a variety of medical conditions. Democratic State Senator Connie Johnson is expected to speak at Wednesday's rally, as well as two pro-marijuana candidates for governor. The rally is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. on 5/28/2014. Organizers ask supporters to come 15 minutes early to pick up their shirts. Visit oklahomansforhealth.com for more information or to sign the petition.