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Oklahoma’s GOP Governor Wants To Legalize Marijuana Federally, But Not In His Own State

The governor of Oklahoma may be against a state ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in his own state, but he also thinks that the federal government should finally repeal national cannabis prohibition laws.

Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) commented on the proposed statewide marijuana measure that officials had certified collected enough signatures for ballot access before a state Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday that will push it back to the next general or special election instead of going before voters this November as activists had intended.

He told the Associated Press that he doesn’t think legalization is right for Oklahoma. But notably, he supports federal reform.

“Do I wish that the feds would pass legalized marijuana? Yes. I think that would solve a lot of issues from all these different states,” Stitt said “But in our state, just trying to protect our state right now, I don’t think it would be good for Oklahoma.”

It’s not clear exactly what kind of issues he feels could be resolved with federal legalization, or what kind of regulatory model he supports at the federal level. But while he said earlier this year that he thought voters were mislead into approving an earlier medical cannabis

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