I've had this idea for the legalization of marijuana in Oklahoma for quite a long time and I am glad to finally have the medium in which I can share it. The cycle begins at the government level who first legalizes marijuana, and then subsidizes farmers that will grow the marijuana. Farmers will sell their product to law abiding shops (or a middle marketer) who then tax the marijuana at a fairly high rate. The taxes then are returned to the state government for continued taxable income, to be used on numerous projects that Oklahoma government finds necessary.

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Aimee Scott almost 3 years ago

There are several factors that could further help Oklahoma along. With the legalization of marijuana, there would be fewer drug arrests; thereby creating a smaller jail population for the already over-populated Oklahoma jails to house and feed. This would also decrease the stress the over-burdened, understaffed Detention Officers face on a daily basis.

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Shannon Lusty almost 3 years ago

Check out Decrominalize Okc on Facebook. They're are currently circulating a petition to make possession just a fine. No more jail time.

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Cody Campbell over 2 years ago

Yes for legalizing marijuana, but no on subsidizing it!! free market will handle this just fine, subsidized farming creates a dependency on government. this is what we need to get away from. the marijuana does not have to be subsidized to be taxed and thus create tax revenue that would benefit the state. I like most of your idea though.

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Paula Spilman over 2 years ago

I really wish that Oklahoma would legalize marijuana. I am 60 years old went to school in the 60, s and 70, s DID NOT smoke pot or drink. Still dont drink or smoke pot. I dont drink because I think its not only dangerous for the one that drinks but if he gets behind the wheel it is dangerous for whomever they come in contact with. I dont smoke marijuana because I dont want to go to prison. Im in prison enough with my illness,I was diagnosed with breast cancer in '08 which spread to my bones. It caused osteoarthritis severe spinal stenosis and my back and neck husrts 24 hrs a day. I dont feel that the governor or anyone else has the right to say that I have to take drugs that are addictive and dont really work that well, when the greatest physician grew something that does work and doesnt have side effects. These people that keep it illegal either dont have family that has debilitating diseases or they just dont care if they are in constant pain or not. But you can bet their beliefs would change if they got sick themselvrs. And its just common sense to want to make it legal and have farmers grow it. Oklahoma is a poor state so why wouldnt we want to make money growing it make money from taxes selling it. And make money charging patients to apply for it along with the dispenceries paying an application fee to sell it. Its a no lose situation. But' the same people that are against making marijuana legal for its sick are the same people that hid 100 pages of an email on expanntion of medicaid so our low income couldnt have it to see the docs to get treated.

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