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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