State Question 812 Releases Prisoners From Prisons and Jails for Possession of Marijuana
This is Oklahoma Cannabis Attorney Isaiah Brydie, where we operate OK Cannabis Law Office. We do medical cannabis law. We’re going to talk a little bit about State Question 812, as there is some misinformation going on about state question 812.
Lets set the record straight. It’s not going to take too long. State Question 812 is a constitutional amendment and it’s a criminal justice reform bill that simply does the following:
- It releases prisoners from prisons and jails for possession of marijuana
- It keeps people from going to jail for marijuana possession in the future
- It expunges the records of those who have been convicted of marijuana offenses for possession in the state and the state has to pay for the expungement
The charges that would be expunged would be:
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, marijuana;
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, marijuana, with the intent to distribute;
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, marijuana, within 2000 feet of a school or public park;
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, marijuana, in the presence of a minor;
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, marijuana, without a tax stamp; and,
- Possession of proceeds derived from a violation of the uniform controlled dangerous substance act to wit any of the crimes listed just now, which is A through E
Currently, State Question 812 is in the signature gathering stage. It is in multiple dispensaries and we have some volunteers that are out collecting signatures.
If you are interested in collecting signatures, because they have less than 60 days left to get a lot of signatures, reach out on Facebook to the Facebook group, We Are 788, and let someone know that you’d like to help gather signatures if you are a business and you’d like the petitions to be set up in there, reach out to We Are 788 and they would be more than happy to get them to you ASAP.
We can’t understand why anybody would be against State Question 812. We all know somebody that has either been to jail or is in jail or prison for the offenses that we just mentioned. Spread the word around and let people know that this petition is out and that it’s pretty simple. It’s straightforward.
It’s not the evil thing that people are saying. It’s not a lot of people that are saying it. It’s just loud people that are saying it, but it is a good start to getting marijuana decriminalized. Reach out to, We Are 788, and stay tuned.