“So far, the Utah Patients Coalition has gathered about 50,000 signatures, he said. Volunteers are responsible for securing about two-thirds of those, while paid signature gatherers have obtained the rest. . . The Utah Patients Coalition, the name of the campaign seeking such legalization, told the Deseret News that organizers are quickly closing in on the signature threshold required to get the issue on the ballot in November 2018. DJ Schanz, director of the coalition, said he is optimistic that all needed signatures statewide will be collected by January, well before the April 15 ballot initiative deadline.”