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Volunteers push to get signatures for marijuana measure

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - The controversial marijuana initiative is getting closer to making the November ballot.

So far Initiative 1068 has about 200,000 signatures but needs a bare minimum of 241,153. If passed, the measure would remove all state penalties for marijuana possession, use, sale and transfer. 

The campaign director for Sensible Washington says the final tally is coming down to the wire.

"We are going to have to literally see what is in the mail Thursday and Friday and see what gets turned in over the next 36 to 40 hours. Something like that, and see where we are at. We might make it or we might just come up a bit short," said Dawdy.

Dawdy says the campaigns biggest downfall is they can't afford to hire paid signature gatherers.

The deadline for signatures is Friday, July 2nd.