Advocates hoping to put medical marijuana on the ballot for next year’s midterm election are officially launching their signature collection campaign on Thursday. Together, The Utah Patients Coalition and the Marijuana Policy Project are teaming up to start the campaign on Thursday morning at an event at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City.
Following the event, volunteers will be collecting signatures from patients and supporters of the bill. The event will consist of a press conference and speeches from campaign leaders as well as patients and supporters.
The group will need to collect over 113,000 valid voter signatures to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. The group’s proposal was approved to begin collecting signatures last week. It is being called the Utah Medical Cannabis Act.