Potential business impact of medical marijuana vote discussed at forum

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Passage of the medical marijuana state question on the June 26 ballot would create risks for Oklahoma businesses, members of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber were told Tuesday during a panel discussion.

The 80,000-member Oklahoma Farm Bureau recently became the latest of many groups to come out in opposition to State Question 788, announced Pat McFerron, a political consultant and lobbyist who has been working with the chamber to try to defeat SQ 788.

Several Oklahoma chambers of commerce, medical associations, church groups and law enforcement organizations previously have announced their opposition.

“These groups are not against medicinal marijuana,” McFerron said. “This is not an opposition to medicinal marijuana in any way, shape or form. The only thing that unites them is that they are opposed to State Question 788 because the reality is it’s as close to recreational as you can get if not being recreational.”

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Medical marijuana could create risks for local businesses, Oklahoma City leaders were told during a recent panel. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Medical marijuana could create risks for local businesses, Oklahoma City leaders were told during a recent panel. (AP Photo/Mark

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