AR: Enough Signatures Submitted to Put Medical Cannabis Legalization on November Ballot

Arkansans for Compassionate Care, a group working to place an initiative to legalize medical cannabis on this November’s ballot in Arkansas, has announcedarkansas that they’ve submitted over 110,000 signatures to do just that. This is well more than the 67,887 required to put the measure to a vote, though it won’t be officially place on the ballot until the state verifies that enough of the signatures are valid (from registered Arkansas voters).

“Over the past two years, we’ve talked to tens of thousands of voters across the state,” says Campaign Director Melissa Fults. “Most Arkansans agree it is time to give sick and dying patients safe and legal access to medical cannabis when their doctors think it’s the best treatment option for them, and they will have the opportunity to do it this November.”

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Arkansas Advocates on Track to Place Medical Cannabis Legalization Initiative on November Ballot

979aae8f958a5e99266841f979367777Arkansans for Compassionate Care has collected over 68,000 signatures on an initiative to legalize medical cannabis in Arkansas. Although this is more than the 67,887 needed to qualify for this November’s general election ballot, the group is continuing to collect signatures until they reach 100,000, as some of their current signatures may be invalid (from someone who’s not a registered Arkansas voter, or any duplicate signature).

The group’s initiative would legalize the medical use of cannabis for those who receive a recommendation from a physician. State-licensed cultivation centers and retail dispensaries will provide patients with a means of safe access to their medicine, and those who live over 20 miles from a dispensary will be allowed to cultivate up to five plants.

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Over 50,000 Signatures Collected on Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis in Arkansas

arkansas-medical-marijuana-thcfinderThe nonprofit activist group Arkansans for Compassionate Care has announced that they’ve collected over 50,000 signatures on their initiative to legalize medical cannabis, putting them well on track to collect the 67,887 needed to place the measure on the 2016 general election ballot.

If the group is successful in placing the initiative on the ballot, and voters pass it into law, it will be legal for those with a recommendation from a physician to possess and use cannabis for medical purposes, while being authorized to purchase it from licensed dispensaries. Those who live over 20 miles from a dispensary will be allowed to cultivate up to five plants.

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Budweiser Sponsors All Day Concert to Benefit Medical Cannabis Legalization

In a rare move for a company which sells alcoholic beverages, Budweiser sponsored an all-day concert yesterday – donating portions of their beer sales – to benefit Arkansas for Compassionate Carebudweiserlogo, a nonprofit organization working to put a medical cannabis legalization initiative on the Arkansas ballot next year – a similar initiative was narrowly defeated, finishing with 49% of the vote, in last year’s election.

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