On June 26th, voters in Oklahoma look to pass State Question 788, what authors call the best little medical marijuana law in the West! Claiming the measure would make Oklahoma the most patient oriented and business friendly medical marijuana state...
On June 26th, voters in Oklahoma look to pass State Question 788, what authors call the best little medical marijuana law in the West! Claiming the measure would make Oklahoma the most patient oriented and business friendly medical marijuana state in the country. Opponents of the measure are terrified of the people's voice, so they are spending lots of Big Pharma and Prison Industrial Complex money to fight the measure "written by the people, for the people."
TULSA WORLD: "The coalition of business, medical, religious and law enforcement organizations opposed to State Question 788 laid out $453,000 this week for advertising to combat the medical cannabis ballot measure, according to independent expenditure reports filed with the Oklahoma State Ethics Commission.
The vast majority, $443,000, went to an Oklahoma City marketing company for media buys. The remaining $10,000 was evenly divided between Jones PR, an Oklahoma City political and public relations consulting firm catering to candidates and causes and business groups, and the Student Development Institute, a nonprofit operated by Paul Abner, an evangelist who also heads a group of religious leaders opposed to SQ 788.
Joshua Harlow, spokesman for SQ 788 Is Not Medical, said the media buy “reflects our growing coalition.”
Opponents argue the referendum is too broadly written and would effectively allow recreational marijuana use.
Supporters say the broad language allows legislators to shape regulations as they and medical authorities see fit.
The advertising buy meshed with the release of a poll touted by the opposition group. Conducted by Right Strategy Group, an Oklahoma City consulting firm whose clients have included several Republican office-seekers, it showed SQ 788 getting just over 50 percent approval, with 43 percent opposed. The 7-point margin is lower than the double-digit approval seen in some earlier polling.
Jed Green, campaign director for Yes on 788, said the poll’s methodology underest..