Wyoming committee representing Reform of Marijuana Laws misses 2016 General Election ballot deadline

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) missed the Feb. 8 deadline for initiatives to be placed on the 2016 General Election ballot. “The Committee of Applicants who represent NORML Wyoming Chapter failed to submit the 25,673 signatures required for the placement of the ‘The Peggy A. Kelley Wyoming Cannabis Act of 2016’ onto the 2016 General Election ballot,” Secretary of State Ed Murray stated. The petition has a life cycle of 18 months, so the initiative may still be placed on the 2018 General Election ballot, and signatures can continue to be collected until the Feb. 14, 2017 deadline. To be placed on the 2018 General Election ballot, the number of signatures must equal at least 15% of the total number of votes cast in the statewide 2014 General Election, which is 25,673. Requirements set by the Constitution of the State of Wyoming requires that those same signatures must be obtained proportionally from 15% of resident voters in at least 16 of Wyoming’s 23 counties. *H/t feature photo: Ed Murray/Pitchengine Communities* #shortgo #news