In Oklahoma, advocates had a difficult time collecting signatures during the coronavirus pandemic and had to give up the bid for legalizing a commercial recreational marijuana program for November’s election. The group of advocates refiled its petition back in December after acquiring criticism that its first attempt did not protect existing medical cannabis operators. Since this initiative has been withdrawn, it’s unlikely an adult-use referendum will be on an Oklahoma ballot until 2022 at the earliest. After voters legalized a wide-open initiative in June 2018, Oklahoma has emerged as arguably the most business-friendly medical marijuana state. According to the recent Marijuana Business Factbook projects Oklahoma medical cannabis sales will hit $700 million-$860 million in 2020, more than double the $345 million brought in a year ago.

Marijuana Business Daily, 08/31/2020 17:54:28

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