A cursory counting of calendar days and constitutional mandates are just days away from a collision course for the backers of SQ797. The chart below demonstrates that July 23rd is the final date to reasonably place a state question on the November general election ballot.
The energy and excitement is high for the proponents of SQ797, known as the Recreational Marijuana petition.
In the past 10 days the signatures have spiked why the State Board of Health sabotaged a successful Medical marijuana statute with unwarranted agency regulations which made the new law unfeasible.
Granted, some of the constitutional processes are not defined in days, but many of them are. In the passed some of the court challenges have dragged on for extra weeks. the Supreme court is constitutionally ordered to handle these cases "with dispatch".
On Sunday morning the petitioners reached 104,000 of the 123,000 needed. They hope to submit 150,000. If their efforts are as effective through this week & weekend as they were in 5 days of last week, they will approach about 140,000 by Monday, the 23rd.