Cannabis Legalization Vote Delayed

Cannabis Legalization Vote Delayed Due to Supreme Court in Oklahoma

It was unanimously voted by The Oklahoma Supreme Court to delay the state’s upcoming cannabis legalization ballot initiative.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court voted 9-0 to delay the vote on cannabis legalization in the state after the campaign running the initiative ran out of time before the election. The campaign director said state officials had simply taken too long to certify their signatures, despite having submitted enough signatures to qualify the ballot initiative.

The voters will still get a chance at legalizing cannabis, but it will not be on the November ballot. The court had rejected challenges seeking to defer the ballot initiative entirely. Voters may need to wait until the next general election in November 2024. Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) may also choose to call a special election early next year.

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