Gov. Mary Fallin has until March to make a decision on the date, according to The Oklahoman, but some pro-medical marijuana groups are wondering if the waiting game is an intentional delay tactic.
It has been a long process even to get this far. The petition received enough signatures to qualify in 2016, but a pending lawsuit over the ballot title did not get resolved until March of this year.
Oklahomans for Health, one of the pro-medical marijuana groups responsible for getting signatures, said it wants the vote on the June ballot because it would allow the question, if passed, to go into law sooner.
Its extremely disingenuous and effectively suppressing the vote by advertising this on the November ballot, Frank Grove, Oklahomans for Healths co-founder, told The Oklahoman. We are fully confident its going to pass on either day. Fallin needs to set the date and stop playing political games with peoples lives.
Fallins spokesperson said the governor is more focused on more pressing issues, such as adjusting the budget for the fiscal year.
Ah, yes, who can forget about the budget when the 2017 special session is threatening to continue until the regular 2018 session? If only there was a potential tax windfall on the horizon, like were just spitballing here medical marijuana.