Vanessa Avery & Amy Young have filed a petition to end the decades-long prohibition on the adult possession of Cannabis plants (marijuana). They filed their initiative petition with the Secretary of State's office, today.
In a cursory review of the language, I see some ambiguities that I wish were spelled out more clearly. There will be far more scrutiny in the days & months to come.
The petition will require upwards of 200,000 qualified electors' signatures, in order to advance to an upcoming statewide election ballot. It would create another constitutional amendment. Our state's constitution has about 160 amendments in the 112 years of existence.
I'm not convinced that enough eyes have reviewed this document before filing it. Had more advisors been in the process, they may have caught some simple and repeated errors from the last petition we voted on.
Nigel manages the medical research and drug policy topics at SoonerPolitics. He comes to Oklahoma with an international perspective and a background in homeopathic herbs and agrarian culture.