As promised, Arkansans for Compassionate Care
turned in boxes of signatures today to qualify their medical marijuana proposal for the ballot. The secretary of state will review them to see if the group has the 67,887 signatures of registered voters necessary to qualify for the November election ballot.
There is a "cure" process if petitioners obtain at least 75 percent of the necessary legal signatures. They then get 30 more days to gather new signatures.
Melissa Fults of Hensley, a legislative candidate, has called on people circulating other marijuana petitions to drop their efforts and join hers. An amendment campaign for medical marijuana continues. It doesn't include a provision for growing small quantities of marijuana, as Fults' does. An amendment is also circulating for outright legalization.