Green the Vote president resigns after marijuana petition count controversy

Green the Vote president Isaac Caviness resigns after marijuana petition count controversy (KTUL)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- The president of marijuana advocacy group Green the Vote is stepping down. Isaac Caviness made the announcement on the group's Facebook page Sunday.

Last week, the secretary of state's office determined the group failed to collect enough signatures to get a state question on the ballot to decide if medical marijuana should be added to the Oklahoma constitution. The state hasn't counted a second petition for a state question to legalize recreational marijuana.

Earlier this month, Caviness admitted to over-reporting the number of signatures the group collected for the petitions.

He says he's not being forced to step down but wants to spend more time with his family. The group named a new interim director pending a future board meeting to make it permanent.

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