TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Oklahomans for Health started petitioning Saturday to have the legalization of medical marijuana on the November ballot.
The group hopes to have the use of medical marijuana legal by 2017.
The change to the Oklahoma statutes would allow the use of medical marijuana by patients under the care of a medical doctor.
Members of the group said their drive behind this campaign is to help those suffering from cancer, epilepsy or other chronic pain.
"Nothing will make you work harder at legalizing medical cannabis than holding a child in your arms that is actually seizing, and that will change everything for you," said Bridget Wood, a member of the group's board of directors.
The group has 90 days to gather about 66,000 signatures.
Their website has several ways to find petitioners across the state.