State Supreme Court Rejects Marijuana Rewrite
Supporters of an initiative aimed at legalizing medical marijuana in Oklahoma were dealt a setback by the State Supreme Court earlier today. The court ruled by a margin of 7-to-1, that language on a re-written version of the ballot initiative was intentionally misleading, and might confuse people and persuade them to vote in favor of the proposition, thinking that they were voting to fully legalize marijuana in Oklahoma.
The Compassionate Care Program, backers of the ballot question, received enough signatures from registered voters in 2016 to permit the initiative to be presented on the 2018 ballot. But under the courts ruling, they will only be allowed to present the ballot question as it was originally written. This does though leave open a possibility of further rewrite attempts, that would remove the misleading or confusing language in the initiative.
Story courtesy of KSWO