Governor Fallin sets election date for medical marijuana measure

Dalton Edwards works with marijuana plants in a flowering room at Compassionate Cultivation, a licensed medical cannabis cultivator and dispensary, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Manchaca, Texas. The license fees to grow in Texas are the highest in the U.S. at nearly $500,000 and the program is rolling out with just seven participating doctors in a state of 27 million people. And like other states, access is limited to a small pool of patients. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Oklahoma's governor has set a date for voters to decide a medical marijuana measure.

Governor Mary Fallin announced Thursday that state question 788 would be on the June 26 primary ballot. The measure would permit doctors to recommend a patient a state-issued medical marijuana license.

License holders would be able to legally possess up to three ounces of marijuana, six plants and six seedlings.

The measure comes after supporters of the initiative gathered enough signatures to garner a statewide referendum.

“Backers of this proposal to legalize medical marijuana followed procedures and gathered the more than 66,000 required signatures to submit the issue to a vote of the people,” said Fallin. “I’m fulfilling my duty as governor to decide when that election will occur this year.”

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