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Rogers County Sheriff takes to social media to fight against legalizing medical marijuana

Rogers County Sheriff takes to social media to fight against legalizing medical marijuana (KTUL)

Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton has been busy on social media lately, talking down State Question 788, which would make medical marijuana legal in Oklahoma.

The responses have been pouring in, and many people disagreeing with Walton's point of view.

"Certainly, it's been a little overwhelming," said Walton, but that's alright, said Walton, because he believes it's a bad idea.

"We look at who benefits from the passage of this, and it's the stoner who wants to stay baked all day," said Walton. "And the corporate America that makes a huge living off the sale of cannabis."

Walton said you don't need a buzz to get relief from an ailment.

"These things are obtainable, minus the THC, minus the buzz. Those medicinal quality products are there for the taking," said Walton.

Not surprisingly, Isaac Caviness, President of Green the Vote, disagrees with everything Walton just said.

"For a more severe seizure disorder, like Dravet Syndrome, most of those children who have that need a level of THC," said Caviness. "Not a high level, but a level of THC at some point to be able to bring their seizures to a stop."

Caviness also called out Walton's criticism of edible marijuana.

"There is not one reported death from any age group from marijuana use," said Caviness.

Walton stands by what he's said.

"All I'm asking is that people do their research and go into independent sources," said Walton.

Voters will get a chance to decide on State Question 788 in June.

For more information on SQ 788, click here.

For more information on Green the Vote, click here.

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