Oklahoma S.Q. 820 For Dummies; There’s More to it Than Just Recreational Marijuana
The day is fast approaching that Oklahomans will head to the polls and cast their votes on S.Q. 820 (State Question 820). While recreational marijuana is on the ballot there's a lot more to this initiative than just that.
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This upcoming Tuesday, March 7th (03-07-23) voters all across the Sooner State will vote yes or no on S.Q. 820. There's a lot of confusion and misinformation about the measure so here are 5 facts about S.Q. 820.
#01.) S.Q. 820 legalizes recreational marijuana for adults 21 years of age or older
The primary purpose of S.Q. 820 and what it's probably best known for is the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state. If passed adults 21+ can purchase, possess and use marijuana without a medical I.D.
S.Q. 820 DOES A LOT MORE THAN JUST LEGALIZE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA
It would differ greatly from the state's current medical marijuana laws and would allow any person 21+ access to marijuana and its legal use. However, there are limits and restrictions on quantity and usage.
#02.) S.Q. 820 will amend and expunge low-level marijuana offenses and sentences
One of the most significant things S.Q. 820 would do if passed would be to amend and/or expunge criminal records related to marijuana offenses. If convicted of a low-level marijuana felony or misdemeanor crime.
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Persons who have been imprisoned, fined, and who are living with a criminal record could see their sentences and/or judgments lessened or completely reversed. Especially if only convicted of just marijuana charges.
While it's just my opinion, this is way overdue. As a society, we should be focused on real crime and violent criminals, not recreational marijuana users. This will certainly help with prison and courthouse overcrowding.
#03.) S.Q. 820 Adults 21+ will be allowed to plant and cultivate marijuana for personal use
Not only will S.Q. 820 permit the purchase of recreational marijuana, but adult users 21+ will also be able to cultivate and harvest their own plants for personal use. However, there are some restrictions on growing.
IF PASSED S.Q. 820 WOULD ALLOW ADULTS TO GROW THEIR OWN PLANTS
The plants must be in an area that isn't visible to the general public. You're also limited to 12 adult plants and 12 seedlings at a time on the property of your personal residence. Harvest amounts are also covered.
#04.) S.Q. 820 forbids state and local governments from restricting 2-A rights of users
One of the most important things S.Q. 820 will accomplish if passed is the protection of civil rights for adult users of marijuana. This includes your Second Amendment rights along with parental and other rights.
S.Q. 820 ADDRESSES AND PROTECTS ADULT USERS' RIGHTS
An adult user can not be denied public assistance from state or local entities and/or governments. If a person is currently on probation or state supervision their status can not be revoked for marijuana.
#05.) S.Q. 820 doesn't change the existing medical marijuana taxes and/or laws
There's been a lot of confusion and misinformation about S.Q. 820 and how it would affect current medical marijuana in the state. The truth is it won't change or negatively affect medical marijuana or patients.
PASSAGE OF S.Q. 820 WILL NOT NEGATIVELY IMPACT MEDICAL MARIJUANA
The taxes and dispensary licensing will be different for recreational vs medical but that's about it. If passed recreational marijuana will be taxed at the standard 4.50% plus a 15% excise tax. Whereas medical is 7%.
For more information on S.Q. 820 click here to read the complete initiative petition and to review everything the measure would do and not do for all the facts. We head to the polls this Tuesday, March 7th (03-07-23) to decide. So what about you? How will you be voting on S.Q. 820? Take the quick poll below & let us know.