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Recreational marijuana petition falls short of required signatures

Recreational marijuana petition falls short of required signatures
Posted at 1:57 PM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 15:07:04-04

OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma petition that sought to get a vote on legalizing recreational marijuana on the November ballot fell short of the necessary signatures, KFOR reported.

State Question 797 gathered 102,814 signatures, which was about 20,000 fewer than was required to get the measure on the ballot.

In late July, Green The Vote said the petitions had surpassed its goal of signatures to get on the November ballot. The group reported SQ 797 had collected 132,527 signatures as of July 29.

RELATED: Green the Vote board members admit recreational marijuana petition numbers were inflated

But group members admitted to lying about the numbers it had collected.

State Question 797 sought to allow anyone 21 years old or over "to legally possess, use, grow, process and sell marijuana and derivatives within the rules set by the Oklahoma Cannabis Commission."

In June, Oklahoma voters passed State Question 788, which legalizes medical marijuana in the state.

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