Recreational marijuana fails to make Oklahoma ballot for November

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An effort to place recreational cannabis on Oklahoma’s ballot in November has fallen more than 20,000 signatures short, Oklahoma state officials reported.

A count by the Secretary of State’s office determined supporters of the initiative gathered only roughly 103,000 signatures for State Question 797.

The group needed more than 123,000 signatures to qualify the proposed constitutional amendment for a public vote.

Pro-marijuana group Green the Vote wanted to amend the constitution to allow adults older than 21 to legally use marijuana.

Green the Vote said last month it had gathered more than enough signatures but later retracted the statement, saying the numbers were inflated.

Williamson’s office sent a report on its findings to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, which will review the information and make a final decision on the group’s effort.

Oklahoma voters approved a measure to legalize medical marijuana earlier this summer.

– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily