Final Efforts to Put Medical Marijuana on Arkansas November Ballot

Medical marijuana is a hot button issue in Arkansas, and it might not make it on the November ballot.

Arkansans for Compassionate Care is working to gather 26,012 signatures in less than 30 days, to put the legalization of medical marijuana in the hands of voters.

“We’re feeling confident, we’re feeling good that we’re going to have this on the ballot and give Arkansans the chance to have this important discussion… We have canvassers across the state collecting signatures.”

According to the Secretary of State’s Office, the group has collected 36,495 of the required 62,507 signatures to see the initiative make it to the polls.

“At the rate we’re going right now, I don’t see any reason why we wouldn’t be able to reach that goal,” said Ryan Denham with Arkansans for Compassionate Care. 

Denham said after gathering around 70,000 signatures in 15 months, only about 55% were considered valid, so now it is crunch time.

“We are checking our own signatures now and validating them now before we turn them in, so we’re going to have a pretty good idea of where we stand when we turn in this final batch.”

– Read the entire article at Ozarks First.