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State Senator Launches Effort to Regulate and Tax Marijuana Like Alcohol in Oklahoma

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State Senator Connie Johnson has introduced a bill which would regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol in Oklahoma. Senate Bill 2116 would make the personal use, possession, and limited home-cultivation of marijuana legal for adults 21 years of age and older, and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol.

National polls have shown a steady increase in support for taxing and regulating adult use of marijuana in recent years, with a majority of Americans now consistently supporting an end to its prohibition.

“Marijuana prohibition has been a disaster in Oklahoma as it has elsewhere in the country and it’s particularly hard on minorities. In our state, African American residents are nearly three times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white residents, even with similar levels of use. In one Oklahoma county, the rate is 30 times greater,” said Johnson, D-Oklahoma County…

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