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Should Oklahoma Legalize Marijuana for Medicinal Use?

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There are now 18 states that allow you to buy marijuana for medicinal purposes. Could the panhandle state be next?

"Oklahomans deserve to have safe, reliable access to marijuana," said Mason Tvert of the Marijuana Policy Project,  the country's largest marijuana policy organization.

"When it comes to our current marijuana laws, the most egregious element of prohibition is the criminalization of people who are using marijuana to treat debilitating medicals conditions," he said.

"Honestly, I don't think that medical marijuana is gonna, that laws gonna pass in Oklahoma anytime soon," said Kristin Williams. She says Oklahoma is just too socially conservative for the concept.

"I think we're kind of far behind, I mean recently people were passing that and bills to legalize gay marriage, in Oklahoma we're taking away affirmative action, so I don't think that's gonna happen for us anytime soon," she said.

"Hmmm, probably not a good idea," said another Tulsa resident.

She says she's not crazy about the idea, for the message it could send to children.

"Well it's gonna give kids, to think that it's ok, whenever it's really not ok, and I don't think that that's a good idea," she said.

Medicinal marijuana, a debate of pros, cons, and awkwardness.

"Do you smoke yourself? No, I do not? Have you ever tried? Yes I have," laughed one woman.

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