Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray says he thinks the chances of a medical marijuana ballot initiative going before Wyoming voters in 2016 are ''very remote."

The Secretary notes there has been a well-publicized power struggle among the leadership of the Wyoming Chapter for the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), the main organization working to get the issue on the Wyoming ballot.

The turmoil led to the resignation of four of the five members of the state organization's board of directors, with only former Executive Director Chris Christian returning to the new board as Chapter Secretary.

Murray says the organization "has imploded" in Wyoming. He notes supporters of the proposal would need to gather 25,673 valid signatures of Wyoming voters by February 8 to qualify for the 2016 ballot in the Cowboy State.

He says that while ''I'm not a betting man," the chances of supporters achieving that goal look pretty slim right now.