“This election isn’t about whether or not Oklahoma will have marijuana,” He said so. “Marijuana is here. It’s about what we’re going to do about it.” He said the wide constituency for medical marijuana in the state — nearly 10 percent of the state’s four million residents hold medical marijuana cards — suggested a substantial level of support for marijuana use. Yet, he stated that marijuana possession continues to lead to a large number of arrests. This is a sign of the need to legalize more of it.

The proliferation of dispensaries — the state counts 2,890 active licenses — is evident on Even the most short drive can take you through numerous municipalities. The Oklahoma Bricktown’s City Neighborhood has many hotels and restaurants. Dispensaries have already been set up to prepare for possible cannabis tourism from Texas, or neighboring states.

“I feel like we already have recreational marijuana. It just doesn’t seem like there are any barriers,” According to Mayor David Holt, in an interview with The Times recently. “Right now, I’m well aware there’s a dispensary on every corner.”

Quinn Johnson stated that he had voted “yes” on Tuesday outside of a downtown Tulsa polling station. on The measure would legalize marijuana use for all ages, and also establish a procedure for expunging past criminal convictions.

“I support decriminalization of drugs, especially marijuana,” Johnson is 24 years old and has had his medical marijuana card for around a year. “The tax money is going to go, they say, toward schools, drug rehabilitation, student retention, you know, like, that’s all great.”

Austin Reed is a co-manager of House of Dank which serves as a cannabis dispensary. He said that the passing of the bill could help double Austin’s business. “It’s going to bring in a lot more tax revenue to the state,” Reed stated. “I’ve heard it could bring more crime and stuff like that, but I’m not so sure.”