Effort to bring medical marijuana to public vote fails in South Dakota

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Supporters of allowing medical marijuana in South Dakota have failed to bring the matter to a public vote.

A petition to put medical marijuana legalization on the November general election ballot was rejected because it didn't have enough valid signatures.

Secretary of State Shantel Krebs said a random sampling determined that the petition with about 15,000 names had only about 9,500 valid signatures - far short of the 13,871 required.

The rejection can be challenged in court.

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