Oklahoma Farm Bureau has teamed up with a number of local and state organizations in a coalition opposing State Question 820, a measure to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Oklahoma.
“Protect Our Kids – No on SQ 820” is chaired by former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating and is comprised of organizations including the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association, The State Chamber, Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and more.
With SQ 820 up for consideration in a special referendum vote on Tuesday, March 7, the coalition has begun actively encouraging a “no” vote on the state question through press releases, social media and a town hall discussion with Channel 8 news in Tulsa.
OKFB’s grassroots policy stands opposed to legalized recreational marijuana, reflecting the views of Farm Bureau members from across the state.
Farm Bureau members know firsthand the effects the marijuana industry has on rural Oklahoma, including placing significant strain on rural utility providers and making common land management practices like herbicide application a greater challenge.
Members believe the legalization of recreational marijuana will only compound the problems the state has faced since the legalization of medical marijuana in 2018.
To learn more about the coalition, visit no820.org or find them on Facebook (@NoSQ820).