Over the course of several days following the 2018 midterm election, the little green plant called marijuana has left one of its biggest marks yet on the United States of America. Recently, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize recreational cannabis use, while Missouri and Utah permitted the use of medical-grade weed. While we are familiar with the string of victories in Pacific, Midwestern, and Atlantic Coast states over the course of several years (with Colorado and Washington leading the nationwide charge), we have recently added another member to the pro-cannabis argument. Back in June, voters officially approved medical-grade cannabis in Oklahoma, making it the 30th state to legalize this alternative form of medicine for patients. So how does the Sooner State deal with the fragrant, mind-altering herb? Let’s take a look at some facts about legal cannabis in Oklahoma.

Gateway to the West

While it might not provide picturesque beaches or palm trees, Oklahoma is still a worthy spot on the avid tourist’s travel map of the U.S.A. Nestled beside four major western gems (Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas), this beautiful state offers a sweeping prairie landscape dotted with towering mesas, perhaps unequal to any other location in our country, and is home to the U.S. Interior Highlands, a sweeping region of mountains. Nature-lovers will revel in the beauty of the Tallgrass Prairie Reserve, the largest protected area of tallgrass prairie habitats in (quite remarkably) the entire world. Likewise, Oklahoma was once the home of widespread populations of Native American tribes including the Wichita, Kichai, Teyas, Escanjaques, and Caddo, and was also a branch of the dreaded Trail of Tears. History abounds in the sweeping grasslands of this beautiful state.

Medical Marijuana Is a Go!

As of the middle of 2018, the voters in the State of Oklahoma approved a document that officially legalized medical-grade cannabis. However, the fight for the little green plant has been a rough and rocky road, considering the state’s history with recreational use.

Oklahoma boasts some of the most rigorous marijuana laws in the entire United States. Overall, if a person is found guilty of marijuana possession, the resulting offense can result in one year of imprisonment. Likewise, the second offense for marijuana possession is immediately regarded as a felony, which can result in 2 to 10 years of imprisonment. However, in 2016, Governor Mary Fallin approved a document that would show more leniency toward second marijuana-related offenses.

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