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OKLAHOMA CITY – A Tulsa-based organization announced they will be kicking off their petition drive for getting a medical marijuana initiative on the ballot in Oklahoma.

Oklahomans for Health will kick off their official petition effort with a rally at the State Capitol in Oklahoma on Wednesday, May 28.

“This will be our official kickoff and will begin this historic campaign in Oklahoma,” said Chip Paul, a representative from Oklahomans for Health. “We need everyone’s help with this effort to make this successful.  We need to gather 160,000 signatures and have to raise a significant amount of money.”

According to Oklahomans for Health, several candidates for state wide office will be speaking at the rally including Sen. Connie Johnson.

Johnson said, “I am excited about the roll out of the Oklahomans for Health medical marijuana initiative petition as yet another opportunity to have the conversations about marijuana policy reform that many Oklahomans are ready and wanting to have.”

Oklahomans for Health says they are challenging each candidate for state office to adopt a freedom agenda by supporting their efforts.

The organization says they are focused on bringing a responsible medical marijuana law to Oklahoma.

If you would like to volunteer or help with a donation, visit the Oklahomans for Health website.