Phoenix, Ore.-- City of Phoenix officials have said no to medical marijuana dispensaries.
In April, the City Council extended a moratorium, banning dispensaries until May 2015.
"People are going to get it illegally if they can't get it legally."
But a group of medical marijuana patients aren't giving up the fight.
Phoenix City manager, Steve Dahl said, "They want to put an initiative on the ballot to have medical marijuana facilities in the city of Phoenix."
He said two medical marijuana card holders turned in a petition initiative Wednesday, to try and get rid of the current temporary ban by putting it on the ballot and letting voters decide.
"They didn't specify which ballot they have up to two years to get signatures, which is 15% of registered voters within the city," said Dahl.
That adds up to around 300 signatures. But before they can even start collecting them, Dahl said by next Thursday he has to decide whether or not their initiative is in compliance with constitutional requirements.
If the initiative is approved, it could take up to a month before petitioners can gather signatures.
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