- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In a story Feb. 3 about a medical marijuana ballot issue, The Associated Press reported erroneously the plans of supporters for the 2018 ballot. The will seek to gather signatures to put the issue on the ballot in 2018. Also, the story should have made it clear the measure was to legalize the use of medical marijuana

A corrected version of the story is below:

Medical marijuana will not be on 2016 ballot

Hopes for Wyoming voters to consider legalization of medical marijuana went up in smoke as organizers fell thousands of signatures short of getting the question on the 2016 ballot

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Hopes for Wyoming voters to legalize medical marijuana this year went up in smoke as organizers fell thousands of signatures short of getting the question on the 2016 ballot.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1KUppk0 ) that the Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws confirmed Monday that they didn’t get the necessary 25,600 signatures needed. Instead they gathered just over 7,000 signatures.

Signatures are due on Feb. 8 for a question to be on the general election ballot.

NORML officials say they will look to get the question on the 2018 general election ballot, which means they will need to collect the necessary signatures by early 2017.

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