OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Supporters of an initiative petition seeking to legalize medical marijuana will begin gathering signatures Thursday.
Green the Vote, which filed the documents seeking to put the issue on the November 2016 ballot, will have until 5 p.m. Dec. 29 to file the signatures, according to Benge’s office.
The organization needs 123,724 signatures to get it on the ballot in the form of State Question 778.
Green the Vote president Isaac Caviness said the group believes it can gather well over 200,000 signatures.
Caviness said those seeking to sign the petition can find circulators at the Tulsa State Fair, which begins Thursday and ends Oct. 11.
Secretary of State Chris Benge has notified supporters that no protests had been filed and the protest period had expired, giving them the green light to begin circulating the petition.