Arkansas Likely To Vote On Medical Marijuana In November

On Monday, supporters of a petition to put medical marijuana legalization on the November ballot in Arkansas turned in to the Secretary of State more than double the number of signatures required. Arkansans for Compassionate Care fell short of the required 62,507 signatures from registered voters in July, but submitted 74,000 additional signatures after an extra month of canvassing. The Secretary of State’s office is expected to rule within ten days whether or not the initiative qualifies for the ballot. Massachusetts already has a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana ready for the November election, while voters in Washington State and Colorado will vote on legalizing marijuana for recreational use.