OK: Voters reject marijuana tax, prefer black market

Source: Politico

“Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly rejected recreational marijuana legalization at the ballot on Tuesday, hitting the brakes on what’s become the country’s wildest weed market over the last five years. The Associated Press called the contest with roughly two thirds of precincts counted and the petition failing by a more than 20-point margin. … Legalization supporters touted the potential economic benefits of full legalization, particularly the tax windfall that would come from out-of-state shoppers from Texas and other neighboring states.” [editor’s note: So, anyone in Oklahoma who wants weed will get it anyway, and the government won’t get a rake-off. I can think of worse outcomes! – TLK] (03/07/23)