Oklahoma voters reject recreational marijuana
The campaign in support of recreational use spent roughly $4.9 million, compared to the roughly $219,000 opponents spent.
Oklahoma voters on Tuesday night rejected a proposal to permit the recreational use of marijuana in the state.
The proposal would have allowed adults aged 21 or over to purchase up to 1 ounce of marijuana and subjected recreational sales to a 15% excise tax, according to the Associated Press.
Oklahoma already allows for medicinal marijuana use and roughly 10% of the adult population have a medical license to purchase it.
The campaign in support of recreational use spent roughly $4.9 million, compared to the roughly $219,000 opponents spent, per the outlet.
Sixty-three percent voted no with approximately 90 percent of the vote counted, according to the New York Times.
Oklahoma Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt celebrated the outcome, saying "Oklahoma is a law and order state. I remain committed to protecting Oklahomans and my administration will continue to hold bad actors accountable and crack down on illegal marijuana operations in our state."
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