Campaign says marijuana likely won’t be on Missouri ballot

Medical marijuana bill fails in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A spokesman for a campaign to allow medical marijuana in Missouri says the proposal likely won’t go to voters this year.

New Approach Missouri spokesman Jack Cardetti said Tuesday that a Cole County circuit judge won’t count at least some contested petition signatures needed to get the measure on the Nov. 8 ballot.

Secretary of State Jason Kander previously said the measure fell about 2,200 signatures short after local election authorities threw out thousands of signed petitions. Issues included registered voters who signed petitions for the wrong county.

New Approach Missouri went to court to try to overturn some of those invalidated signatures.

Cardetti says Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green could rule as early as Wednesday.