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Arkansas Bill Amending Medical Cannabis Law Sent to Governor

Legislation that amends Arkansas’ medical cannabis law has been passed through the state’s legislature and sent to Governor Asa Hutchinson for consideration. House Bill 1400 was passed by the House of Representatives on March 17th with a unanimous 88 to 0 vote; six days later it was passed by the Senate 31 to 1. Today …

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Arkansas Senate Rejects Measure to Ban Smoking of Medical Cannabis

An effort by Arkansas lawmakers to undermine a voter-approved initiative that legalizes medical cannabis has failed in the Senate. In November Arkansas voters approved Issue 6 with 53% voting in favor. The constitutional amendment legalizes the possession and use of medical cannabis, including a system of licensed dispensaries. Today the Senate voted 15 to 11 …

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Arkansas’ Initiative 6 to Legalize Medical Cannabis Approved by Voters

Arkansas Voters Have Passed Initiative 6 to Legalize Medical Cannabis Initiative 6 was passed handily by voters. The measure legalizes the medical possession and use of cannabis, including a system of dispensaries. Under the approved law, those who receive a recommendation will be authorized to use and possess medical cannabis so long as they register …

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Arkansas Court Removes Medical Cannabis Legalization Initiative from November Ballot

By Reuters The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down on Thursday one of two proposals in the November election to allow for the use of medical marijuana in the state, saying the proposal did not receive the required number of signatures to be on the ballot. Voters in the Nov. 8 election in Arkansas will still …

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Medical Cannabis Legalization Initiative Placed on November Ballot in Arkansas

An initiative to legalize the medical use and distribution of cannabis will appear on this November’s ballot in Arkansas, according to Secretary of State Mark Martin. According to Martin, Arkansas for Compassionate Care (ACC) submitted well more than 77,516 valid signatures, the number required to put their initiative to a vote of the people. ACC …

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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 announced 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 …

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

Arkansans 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 …

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Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis Given Approval by Arkansas Attorney General

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has given approval to an initiative that would legalize the medical possession, use and distribution of cannabis. Rutledge’s approval now gives advocates the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures in an attempt to place the measure on the November general election ballot; roughly 85,000 signatures from registered Arkansas voters are needed …

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

The 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, …

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Poll: 84% of Arkansas Voters Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

A vast majority of voters in Arkansas support legalizing the medical use of cannabis, according to a new Talk Business & Politics/Hendrix College/Impact Management Group survey. According to the poll of 400 registered voters conducted between August 20th and August 23rd, 84% agree that cannabis should be legalized for medical purposes. Only 14% disagree that …

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