by Max Brantley
Timely post this weekend on the drive to gather signatures to qualify a medical marijuana initiative for the November ballot.
A spokesman for the campaign says Arkansans for Compassionate Care has obtained the 62,000-plus signatures necessary to make the ballot. The process continues through the July 6 deadline and after because some signatures will undoubtedly be ruled invalid.
The group hopes to hit double the necessary count in the extended period that is granted petition campaign that meet the signature minimum by the deadline.