LITTLE ROCK A proposal to legalize medical marijuana has been approved for the November ballot in Arkansas.
The secretary of state’s office on Wednesday said that Arkansans for Compassionate Care had turned in enough signatures to qualify the proposed initiated act for the November ballot. The proposal needed at least 62,507 signatures from registered voters to qualify.
The group fell short in the number of signatures needed last month, but it was given additional time to circulate petitions.
The proposal would allow Arkansans with qualifying conditions to purchase marijuana from non-profit dispensaries with a doctor’s recommendation. Qualifying conditions include cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease.
The proposal acknowledges that marijuana is illegal under federal law.
Read more about this story in tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.