CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in Wyoming can start collecting signatures around the state to get their proposal on the 2016 general election ballot.

The Secretary of State's office on Thursday notified the Wyoming National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws that it could start collecting signatures.

The organization must collect nearly 25,700 signatures of registered voters by February 8, 2016, in order to get it on the ballot.

The Secretary of State's office has 60 days after February 8 to verify the validity of the collected signatures.