Oklahoma will not legalize recreational marijuana

Voters in Oklahoma voted in a statewide referendum not to allow the recreational use of marijuana, the AP reported. Oklahoma would have become the 22nd state to legalize adult cannabis use, joining conservative states like Montana and Missouri that have approved similar proposals in recent years.

Many conservative states also rejected the idea, including Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota, BTA noted.

Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt and many state lawmakers, including nearly all Republican senators, opposed the idea.

Oklahoma voters already approved medical marijuana in 2018, and the state has one of the most liberal programs in the country, with more than 2,800 licensed dispensaries and about 10 percent of the state’s adult population medically licensed to purchase and consume cannabis.

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