CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Hopes for Wyoming voters to consider medical marijuana went up in smoke as organizers fell thousands of signatures short of getting the question on the 2016 ballot.

The Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws confirmed Monday that they didn't get the necessary 25,600 signatures needed. Instead they gathered just over 7,000 signatures.

Signatures are due on Feb. 8 for a question to be on the general election ballot.

NORML officials say they will now look to get the question on the 2018 general election ballot, which means they will need to collect the necessary signatures by early 2017.