He was asked how the rejection of a recreational marijuana measure might affect the state’s legal medical cannabis program.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahomans are tired of seeing a medical marijuana dispensary on every corner, Gov. Kevin Stitt said Friday.
Stitt’s comments were in response to a reporter inquiring whether Tuesday’s resounding defeat of a state question seeking to legalize recreational marijuana was an indication more regulation of medical marijuana was needed.
“I don’t think anybody expected it to be defeated that bad, but as I was traveling the state, I knew Oklahomans didn’t want it,” Stitt said. “They were so tired of a dispensary on every single corner.”
Nearly 62% of those casting ballots Tuesday during a special election on State Question 820 were against it.
In 2018, Oklahoma voters legalized medical marijuana through the approval of State Question 788.
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Stitt said he thinks there is an appetite to tighten up the medical marijuana industry.
“Oklahomans have a big heart, as we all do, that if it is going to help somebody medically then we want that to happen,” Stitt said.
“But we don’t believe that