Oklahoma Watch will host a public forum in Oklahoma City to discuss State Question 788, the Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, which seeks to legalize the licensed cultivation, use and possession of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
The «Oklahoma Watch-Out forum» is free and open to the public and will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at The Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr.
Featured panelists will include Frank Grove, chairman of Vote Yes on 788 campaign and president of the Drug Policy Reform Newtork of Oklahoma, and Dr. Jean Hausheer, president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association.
Oklahoma Watch Executive Editor David Fritze will moderate the discussion, and audience questions will be ...allowed. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register online.
State Question 788 will appear on the June 26 primary ballot. The event is intended to inform Oklahomans about the specifics of the proposal, the issues surrounding medical marijuana, and how Oklahoma’s question compares with similar measures passed or rejected in other states.
About the Panelists
Frank Grove is the editor of State Question 788, chair of the Vote Yes On 788 Campaign and president of the Drug Policy Reform Network of Oklahoma.
Grove has worked in the health-care field developing applications for telemedicine and is a published research scientist. He graduated with a master's degree from the University of Tulsa with funding from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Grove is a lifelong resident of Tulsa.
Dr. Jean Hausheer is an ophthalmologist and surgeon and is current president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association. Hausheer provides refractive and comprehensive eye care for patients at the Dean McGee Eye Institute in Lawton.
She is an active member of the medical staff at Comanche County Memorial Hospital, the Lawton Indian Hospital and the Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in Oklahoma City.
A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Medicine's six-year program, she completed ophthalmic residency training at the Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology.
About Oklahoma Watch
Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that produces in-depth and investigative journalism on public-policy issues facing the state. Oklahoma Watch-Outs are a way to restore civil discourse and civic engagement in our state by connecting the general public to public officials, asking meaningful and sometimes difficult questions, holding leaders accountable and uncovering solutions to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma. For more information and to make a donation, visit oklahomawatch.org/support.