Oklahomans say ‘yes’ to medical marijuana
by RANDY ELLIS, NewsOK.com

Country music legend Merle Haggard would have been amazed.

Soon not only are there likely to be Okies smoking marijuana in Muskogee. Some will be doing it with the legal approval of the state.

Oklahomans voted to approve the state-sanctioned use of medical marijuana Tuesday. The vote was 505,384 (57 percent) to 383,841 (43 percent) with 1,948 of 1,951 precincts reporting.

Tuesday’s vote reflected a dramatic shift in attitudes toward the drug by a majority of Oklahomans in a state that has sometimes been referred to as the “buckle on the Bible belt.”

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