For Immediate Release
Contact: Michelle Tilley, Campaign Director
Email: Michelle@YesOn820.com | Phone: (405) 849-4343
OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, the Oklahoma Governor set the election for State Question 820 for March 7, 2023. The Yes On 820 Campaign is ready, energized, and excited for the 5-month sprint. In response to the election date, Campaign Director Michelle Tilley released the following statement:
- "After all the delays caused by the new signature count process, we are excited to finally be on the ballot on March 7, 2023, so that Oklahomans can experience the benefits of the State Question without further delay.
- We are grateful the voices of over 164,000 Oklahomans who signed the petition and want to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana for adults in Oklahoma have been heard.
- Republicans, Libertarians, Democrats, and Independents alike are excited to stop wasting law enforcement resources and start reaping the hundreds of millions of dollars in financial benefits that come with legalizing, regulating, and taxing recreational marijuana for adults in Oklahoma.
- We are grateful to the hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans who have worked on and supported this State Question. Now, we need everyone to pull together to get this past the finish line because we have under 5 months or 140 days to educate, register, and activate voters to pass State Question 820.
- We know that the people of Oklahoma support State Question 820. Our job for the next 140 days is to ensure they vote on March 7, 2023."
Once enacted, State Question 820 will:
- Legalize, regulate, and tax cannabis production for adults ages 21 and over.
- Increase state and local funding for schools, healthcare, and other critical services.
- Protect the public health and safety of all Oklahomans.
- Provide common sense criminal justice reform and expungement for low-level marijuana offenses.
- Defend the rights and civil liberties of patients and adult consumers.
- Increase revenue for existing, fully compliant medical marijuana businesses with limited licensing opportunities for the program's first two years.