The state of Oklahoma became the 30th in the nation to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes on Tuesday.

The Associated Press projected that State Question 778, which legalizes the growth, sale, and use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, had been approved by voters.

According to Forbes, the measure was approved by a 10-point margin, with more than 85 percent of precincts reporting.

Gov. Mary Fallin (R), who opposed the measure because she believed it would create a gateway to legal marijuana for recreational use, said she would likely convene a special legislative session to design a framework for the law's implementation, The Associated Press reported.

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