Arkansas group submits 117K signatures to get medical marijuana on ballot
Published on 6/20/16
Arkansans for Compassionate Care is one of several groups with initiatives up for review to be on this November's voting ballot, but they may be one of the only with such strong numbers on their side. The pro-marijuana group gathered 117,469 signatures in support of their medical marijuana initiative and they only need 67,887 to make the ballot. Thousands of signatures are often dismissed for various reasons, but as long as over 75% are legitimate then another 30 days will be granted to gather the remaining signatures. There are opponent groups fighting each of the marijuana initiatives, still convinced there are no real patients using marijuana. But voters will have their chance to voice thei concerns and choose medical marijuana as a safer alternative.
Arkansans for Compassionate Care submitted 117,469 signatures to the secretary of state’s office, which has 30 days to review the petitions and determine whether the group has the 67,887 needed from registered voters to get its proposed initiated act on the ballot. It would legalize medical marijuana for patients with qualifying medical conditions with a doctor’s recommendation.