Oklahoma’s Secretary of State, Jame Williamson announced this week that a petition drive to put recreational marijuana on the state’s ballot has failed to get the required amount of signatures.
Green the Vote only collected 102,814 signatures that could be counted for the proposed State Question 797 but needed 123,725 valid signatures to get the issue on the ballot.
The organization’s other petition proposing to amend the state constitution to authorize medical marijuana also did not reach the minimum number of required signatures. That petition, State Question 796, read only 95,176 signatures.
With both petitions not getting the required amount of signatures, it will be now left to the Oklahoma Health Department to implement regulations to govern medical marijuana in the state as authorized by statutory changes approved by the state’s voters in June.