OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group that wants to legalize recreational cannabis in Oklahoma has submitted signatures to qualify the measure for a statewide vote after saying it may not have enough.
The pro-marijuana group Green the Vote submitted the signatures to the secretary of state Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, a day after group leaders confessed on their Facebook account that they didn’t have enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
The group said in July 2018 it had more than enough signatures, but announced on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, that those numbers were inflated. The group needs at least 124,000 signatures to qualify for the ballot but had collected fewer than 80,000 before Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, the deadline to collect signatures.
State Question 797 would make recreational marijuana legal for adults 21 and older. On June 26, 2018, voters approved State Question 788, a statewide ballot measure authorizing the medicinal use of cannabis. It passed with nearly 57 percent of the vote.