‘Just Say No’ to SQ 820

On March 7, 2023, Oklahoma voters will go to the polls to consider State Question 820, a proposal that would legalize recreational marijuana use in Oklahoma.

The following resources underscore why Oklahomans should vote ‘no’ on SQ 820.

Editorial: Resolved to ‘Just Say No’ to SQ 820

On Tuesday, March 7—three months from today—Oklahoma voters will have the opportunity to kick a cultural bad habit to the curb before it starts. To be specific, voters will consider State Question 820, which would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in our state. For a host of reasons, voters should reject SQ 820….

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