Ok­la­homa Rx-pot bill fails Se­nate vote

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

OK­LA­HOMA CITY — A mea­sure that would have le­gal­ized and reg­u­lated med­i­cal mar­i­juana in Ok­la­homa failed to pass in the state Se­nate af­ter con­cerns over an­tic­i­pat­ing a vote by res­i­dents.

Ok­la­homa vot­ers will go to the polls June 26 to de­ter­mine if a state ques­tion to le­gal­ize med­i­cal mar­i­juana should pass.

Demo­cratic state Se­nate Mi­nor­ity Leader John Sparks called it bad pol­icy to pre-empt the pub­lic’s vote on a state ques­tion. He said it could create con­fu­sion if both the bill and the state ques­tion passed.

The bill’s spon­sor, Repub­li­can Sen. Ervin Yen, has put his mea­sure on a pro­ce­dural mo­tion to re­con­sider the vote.

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