Pro-marijuana supporters gather at State Capitol

Pro-marijuana supporters gather at State Capitol

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The debate over legalizing marijuana has come to the sooner state. Today marijuana supporters will gather on the steps of the State Capitol, calling for fewer restrictions on smoking pot.

Several pro-marijuana groups will be holding this morning's rally. Some of the groups favor the use of medical marijuana, while others are pushing for an outright legalization of the drug.

Democratic State Senator Connie Johnson has introduced a bill this legislative season that would regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol in Oklahoma. The bill is similar to the one approved in Colorado.

Oklahoma has some of the strictest drug laws in the country. A second offense of simply possessing marijuana is a felony crime punishable by prison time.

Today's rally starts at nine and is scheduled to last until four this afternoon.

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