BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Supreme Court has turned down a request to put a proposed medical marijuana initiative on the November ballot.
In a brief order Wednesday, the court said it won't intervene in the dispute.
Secretary of State Al Jaeger refused to put the measure on the ballot because of what he said was evidence of petition fraud.
A group of North Dakota State University football players are accused of making up names when they were gathering signatures for the initiative petition.
Medical marijuana backers say some of the petition signatures were valid, and Jaeger should have done more to find out which names were legitimate.
Jaeger has already certified the contents of the November ballot, and ballots have to go out to overseas and military voters this week.