Medical Marijuana to Appear on June Oklahoma Ballot

Jan 09, 2018 , , , , ,

On January 4, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin announced her decision to place Question 788, which would create a medical marijuana program in the state, on the June primary election ballot. A majority of Oklahomans support medical marijuana, but primary elections tend to have a lower turnout rate than general elections. Democratic candidate for governor Drew Edmondson called the decision an effort by Fallin to stifle the voice of Oklahomans. If this question is to pass, we need absolutely ever supportive Oklahoma resident to get out and vote on June 26 of this year.

You can register to vote in Oklahoma here.

With just a few short months until the election, it’s imperative that we do everything we can to make sure every Oklahoman knows about Question 788. Make sure you mark your calendar, register to vote, and tell all of your friends and family. If you would like to support the campaign, check out Yes on 788 to donate or volunteer! Let’s make 2018 the last year a patient is forced to live without access to medicine in Oklahoma!

4 responses to “Medical Marijuana to Appear on June Oklahoma Ballot”

  1. Medical marijuana should be legal in every state – it is a miracle drug – Anyone who has had experience with pain and tried everything else that failed – Medical Cannabis is the answer – it works and it does not make you high. I never smoked pot in my life and have suffered from Ulcerated Colitis for 50 years – got qualified for medical Cannabis 6 months ago and almost immediately my colitis was gone – may be in remission but it’s gone! I only take the drops of oil on my tongue twice a day – morning and before bed – NO getting high – no effects at all – it is a miracle drug and it is only the uninformed/uneducated about it that oppose it. Wouldn’t you rather take a few drops of oil that does NO damage to your body or take endless Tylenol or vikaden or Oxicotten to take away your pain – all that damage the liver – Medical Cannabis is the answer – pain relief with no damage to the body!

    • You are so right about everything you said. I am 52 – I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, PTSD (since a very young age), Major Depressive Disorder & was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in ’96. Due to some herniated disks I’ve suffered with a lot of back problems for many years. Now MS is showing up in those disks & has entered my spine, along with my brain where it showed up (by MRIs) for all these years. Having to take 2 different muscle relaxers, an anticonvulsant, an antidepressant, an antispasmodic, a sleep drug, an antianxiety drug, 2 drugs for pain (1 being an opiod) along with an MS drug, a memory aid drug & a thyroid drug (most I take multiple times a day), is so scary due to all the potential side effects of a lot of them. Many could actually be replaced altogether by marijuana, & it would stimulate my appetite.

      If any person out there doesn’t think my quality of daily life could benefit, & my life could literally be extended by reducing or eliminating at least some pharmaceutical drugs & the POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS side effects some have, should put themselves in my shoes. As I discuss with my physicians, “weigh the risks against the benefits”. Then tell me how you can justify NOT making it legal for me to use.

  2. My cousin, a 34 year old epileptic who lives in Florida, had neuro-surgery four years ago to help relieve him from seizures. Medications prescribed post operatively had induced headaches beyond comprehension. He still could not function with normalcy on a day to day basis. He was homebound, living with his parents.

    Florida’s Amendment 2 was put on the ballot in 2014 and just missed passing into law. In 2016 the initiative was reintroduced to voters and passed. My cousin went through the process of finding a medical marijuana doctor who could recommend him for the compassionate use registry. He got his “card.”

    After using this medicine for only a few months he is experiencing relief from those headaches. He works now, and is no longer homebound. The sad thing is that he could have had a better post operative experience and better quality of life since his surgery if medical marijuana was available sooner.

    Oklahomans, 2018 is here. Get out and vote!

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