The Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is running out of time to have its Peggy A. Kelly Cannabis Act of 2016 placed on the upcoming general election ballot.

The group must submit 25,673 signatures of Wyoming registered voters to the Secretary of State's office by Feb. 8 for the petition to succeed this year.

If the group fails to meet that requirement, the law allows signature collection to continue for another year.  If the group can collect the same number of signatures by Feb. 2017, the initiative would be placed on the 2018 ballot.

Matthew Shaffer, a petition circulator in Albany County, stopped by the KOWB studio to discuss his efforts to collect signatures in Laramie and on the University of Wyoming campus.