A pro-cannabis group is asking Oklahomans to consider how Jesus would vote for the state’s medical marijuana initiative when they cast their ballot. Voters will decide the fate of State Question 788 (SQ 788) in today’s statewide election. If passed, it will allow patients to use medicinal cannabis and create a legal supply chain for the state.
The group campaigning for the measure, Yes on 788, is using Bible verses to support its cause. Yes on 788 released a campaign flyer that asked: “How would Jesus Vote?” The campaign release also quoted two scripture passages to support the group’s argument for legalization. The first biblical quotation is from Genesis 1:29.
“I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food,” the flyer reads.
The second verse cited by Yes on 788 is from Exodus 20:16—”You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” That passage was alongside a picture of U.S. Senator James Lankford, who opposes the initiative.
Lankford, a former Baptist pastor, called the interpretation of the Bible “bizarre” and “ironic,” according to local media.
“That is certainly not the intent of