SQ796 was a rewriting of SQ788, prepared in the event that voters would demand a new version where lawmakers could dictate which medical conditions a doctor is allowed to give which medicine for.
SQ 797 is an even more radical proposal which
The 'sin tax' that lawmakers assign to shamed products and services is a lucrative windfall for big govt. advocates. And big govt. is a grave threat to individual liberty. Oklahoman's would suffer a net loss of liberty by approving SQ797.
Additionally, both SQ796 & 797 also have clerical errors in their writing which confuses the readers.
Sure, Cannabis is far less deadly than alcohol or tobacco. For that reason it makes no sense to restrict it in the way we do. But getting impatient for change can cost us more than we might realize.
Personal liberty is attained by limiting govt. power and purse. We cannot tax our way to liberty.
Let's let SQ788 become the optimal reform it can be, and then assess further liberty in light of real evidence.
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...