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State Question 820 Fails In Oklahoma


 A vote for recreational marijuana use in Oklahoma has failed.

 State Question 820 failed yesterday statewide, with almost 350,000 voters saying no, with almost 217,000 voting "yes".

 Oklahoma would have become the 22nd state to legalize the adult use of cannabis, joining Montana and Missouri in approving similar proposals recently. In Washington County, 69.3% voted no against 30.6% "yes" votes.

 State Question 820 was the result of signature-gathering campaign. Early results showed heavy opposition in rural areas. The proposal would have allowed anyone over the age of 21 to purchase and possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, plus concentrates and marijuana-infused products.

 Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana in 2018, with roughly 10% of Oklahoma's adult population having a medical marijuana license.

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