Welp, that didn't take long. (Okla rec weed petition filed)

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kaboy42

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Personally, I'd like to see that excise tax bumped up in to the 20% range.

https://www.koco.com/article/petition-filed-to-legalize-recreational-marijuana-in-oklahoma/30244382

Petition filed to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma


Updated: 9:12 AM CST Dec 17, 2019

A petition has been filed in an effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma. State Question 806, filed on Dec. 12, would add an amendment to the Constitution, which would generally legalize, regulate and tax marijuana for people aged 21 and older under state law. Specifically, it protects the personal use of marijuana for those 21 years old and older, while establishing quantity limits, safety standards and other restrictions, according to the language of the petition.

The amendment would maintain prohibitions on impaired driving and distribution to, or use by, those under 21, according to the petition. It would not affect employers’ ability to restrict marijuana use by employees. The Oklahoma Marijuana Authority would license and regulate marijuana-related conduct and administer the article pursuant to specified requirements. It provides for local zoning of businesses and permits municipalities, upon popular vote, to limit or prohibit retail licenses.

The amendment would also impose a 15% excise tax on sales (not applicable to medical marijuana) to fund the Authority, localities where sales occur, schools (for programs to prevent substance abuse and improve student retention and performance) and drug-addiction treatment programs -- it would ensure the funds add to, and not replace, existing funding. If voters approve the state question, it would take effect in 90 days. Oklahoma voters in 2018 legalized medical marijuana. But previous attempts to legalize recreation marijuana fell short of signatures needed. Read full language of the petition here. Supporters need about 178,000 signatures to get the constitutional amendment on the ballot. The Secretary of State will set the date for signature gathering to begin and supporters will then have 90 days to collect the required number of signatures in order to qualify for the November 2020 ballot, organizers said.

Read full language of the petition here.
 
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It's still C-I.

It shouldn't be, though, because now there is an FDA-approved medication that is a MJ derivative, so "no legitimate medical uses" doesn't apply to MJ any more than it does to cocaine (yes, there are prescription cocaine products on the market).
 
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The market is almost stabilized in OK. The good stuff is flying off the shelf. The other, not so much. The lesser quality is finding its way to the black market.
The taxes are about as good as it gets. Raise it higher and everyone will just grow their own. An 1/8 of the best goes for about $50. Or $100 a quarter or $400 an ounce. That’s more than it was prior to legalization. By about $100 more. People won’t pay much more.
As far as recreational, you already have it. If you report insomnia, you qualify. If you report anxiety, you qualify. It’s not difficult to get at all. Even prescribing doctors are inside some dispensaries.
 

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The market is almost stabilized in OK. The good stuff is flying off the shelf. The other, not so much. The lesser quality is finding its way to the black market.
The taxes are about as good as it gets. Raise it higher and everyone will just grow their own. An 1/8 of the best goes for about $50. Or $100 a quarter or $400 an ounce. That’s more than it was prior to legalization. By about $100 more. People won’t pay much more.
As far as recreational, you already have it. If you report insomnia, you qualify. If you report anxiety, you qualify. It’s not difficult to get at all. Even prescribing doctors are inside some dispensaries.
What's the current tax rate?
 

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The market is almost stabilized in OK. The good stuff is flying off the shelf. The other, not so much. The lesser quality is finding its way to the black market.
The taxes are about as good as it gets. Raise it higher and everyone will just grow their own. An 1/8 of the best goes for about $50. Or $100 a quarter or $400 an ounce. That’s more than it was prior to legalization. By about $100 more. People won’t pay much more.
As far as recreational, you already have it. If you report insomnia, you qualify. If you report anxiety, you qualify. It’s not difficult to get at all. Even prescribing doctors are inside some dispensaries.
So the $10 lid of my youth is now $50.
 

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The market is almost stabilized in OK. The good stuff is flying off the shelf. The other, not so much. The lesser quality is finding its way to the black market.
The taxes are about as good as it gets. Raise it higher and everyone will just grow their own. An 1/8 of the best goes for about $50. Or $100 a quarter or $400 an ounce. That’s more than it was prior to legalization. By about $100 more. People won’t pay much more.
As far as recreational, you already have it. If you report insomnia, you qualify. If you report anxiety, you qualify. It’s not difficult to get at all. Even prescribing doctors are inside some dispensaries.
If they are they are breaking Oklahoma law.
 

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If they are they are breaking Oklahoma law.
I am the last person to know any specifics of Oklahoma's medical marijuana laws (or anyone's for that matter), but I know for a fact that doctors go to dispensaries along SH 33 all the time to see new "patients" and issue cards. Have a niece that works at one. According to her, the "doctor" does not have permanent residence there but shows up once a week to a SRO crowd, sees 10-20 people an hour, charges something like $100 for the actual consultation. We did the math a couple weeks back and calculated on an average day, he could make close to $10-16K....all purportedly off the books as there is no instrument in place to track how many "prescriptions" are issued by a single "doctor".