The race for governor in Oklahoma has become enthralled with the hot button issue that was at the forefront in many other states -Marijuana. According to the associated press republican Gov. Mary Fallin “faces two lesser-known opponents in next week’s GOP primary who have made their support of marijuana legalization an issue in the campaign”.
One of the opponents is a criminal defense attorney based in Oklahoma City who is recognized as the “drug lawyer”, Chad Moody. The second opponent is the libertarian computer network operator, Dax Ewbanfather. He is a father to seven children and resides in Guthrie. Both put Fallin as the odd one out as they both support the legalization of marijuana. Fallin is staunchly opposed to legalizing marijuana.
The issue has gained momentum in the past year. According to Channel 7 news back in February there was a rally to push legal marijuana legislation. State Senator Constance Johnson of Oklahoma City introduced senate bill 2116 that would allow marijuana to be used for medicinal and recreational use. There were more than 300 people at the rally who engaged in conversation about the benefits of the drug and its various uses such as hemp. The senators action mirror the movements that legalized cannabis in Colorado and Washington. Similarly, many other states have followed suit making it clear that the issue is here to stay.
For those Oklahomans ready for legalization this is a vital election if they wish to further the push towards legalizing cannabis. Fallin who has never lost an election only needs to secure “more than 50 percent of the primary vote to advance to the November general election against Democratic state Rep. Joe Dorman of Rush Springs and two independents”. More info on this story can be found here.
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