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A state question to legalize recreational marijuana appears unlikely to make it on the November ballot after the Oklahoma Supreme Court declined to step in while the measure still faces procedural hurdles. In a 5-4 opinion issued Tuesday, justices deferred intervention in a case involving State Question 820 until the measure clears a 10-day window in which anyone can…
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A state question to legalize recreational marijuana appears unlikely to make it on the November ballot after the Oklahoma Supreme Court declined to step in while the measure still faces procedural hurdles.

In a 5-4 opinion issued Tuesday, justices deferred intervention in a case involving State Question 820 until the measure clears a 10-day window in which anyone can challenge the ballot title or the 117,257 verified signatures the group collected to qualify for a statewide vote.

The Yes on 820 campaign asked the court to step in to ensure its state question lands on the ballot this year. Campaign officials took the decision as a good sign, but the court’s temporary inaction could make it unlikely voters get to decide SQ 820 this fall because of a just-passed deadline to set the November ballot.

Yes on 820 Campaign Director Michelle Tilley expressed optimism that the state question will still make the ballot this year.

“It appears the Court is giving itself the opportunity to order State Question 820 on the ballot after we pass the protest period,” she said in a statement. “We are confident that our more than 117,000 valid signatures will pass the 10-day protest period and are optimistic the Oklahoma Supreme Court will order State Question 820 on the ballot for the 2022 general election.” [Read more at The Oklahoman]

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