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Group hopes to decriminalize marijuana use in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY – A grassroots effort is spreading through town to decriminalize marijuana use in Oklahoma City.

On Monday, the group “Reform, OKC” filed a petition initiative that would have metro voters decide whether to decriminalize pot.

If passed, the penalties for possession of marijuana would be treated more like a traffic ticket with fines up to $500, instead of possible jail time.

The group now has 90 days to collect the 6,200 signatures required to get the initiative on the ballot.

However, not everyone is in favor of the move.

Mark Woodward, with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, and Mark Faulk, with Reform OKC, stopped by our studios to talk about the pros and cons of the move.