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Oklahoma Voters To Decide On Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure

Oklahoma voters are heading to the polls on Tuesday to decide on a ballot measure that would legalize marijuana for adults.

In most counties throughout the state, the cannabis measure—State Question 820—is the only thing that voters will see on their ballot—a unique situation in the history of legalization initiatives.

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By Tom Angell, March 6 2023

Advocates tried to put the reform on the November 2022 ballot, but delays in signature verification by officials and the state Supreme Court’s subsequent decision in litigation meant that it missed the window to qualify for that cycle. In October, Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) called a special election for the cannabis measure, now taking place on Tuesday.

Here’s what the cannabis legalization initiative would achieve:

The measure would allow adults 21 and older to purchase and possess up to