Aug 182014
 August 18, 2014

Arkansas medical marijuanaArkansas voted on medical marijuana during the 2012 Election. While the initiative didn’t pass, it laid the groundwork for future efforts, and started a very worthwhile discussion. 2014 efforts didn’t get on the ballot, but I think that 2016 is actually a better year for Arkansas. Getting medical marijuana approved at the ballot box in Arkansas is not going to be easy, but 2016 will hopefully see Arkansas join the list of other states that have passed medical marijuana initiatives.

The 2016 efforts are already ramping up, and have already been certified by the Arkansas Attorney General. Per a press release from the campaign:

The Arkansas Attorney General has certified the wording of the ballot title for the 2016 Arkansas Medical Care Act, clearing the way for Arkansans for Compassionate Care to start collecting signatures.

The new initiative adds more initial qualifying conditions for patients; improves the Affordability clause; provides for Cannabis Testing Labs; and further defines the Hardship Cultivation clause.

“We have more than 600 volunteers across the state who are preparing to gather signatures starting in just a few weeks,” said Melissa Fults, Campaign Director for the AMCA. “There’s no stopping us. We have the time and the people to make it happen!”

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  7 Responses to “Arkansas Medical Marijuana Initiative Certified For 2016 Election”

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    Arkansas Come down out of the Ozark’s, don’t wait for the Thursday night shine run. Register and vote 2016 but please get out and vote legalize marijuana. Even if that’s not to your tastes. Legalize is the only logical way to vote.

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      HaHa I like the “Shine” reference. I am in Arkansas and there are way too many Tea Party idiots in this state but the college votes are having an good effect. As the polling scales plummet for the nay sayers and television and cable and satellite shows are sending out correct information about Pot are having a big impact on the general public as well. I think the next 2 years will bring about a lot more positive changes for pot.

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    This is great news for the people in the state Arkansas.. LET’S HEAR A STORY ABOUT THE OVER 120,000 SIGNATURES TURNED IN-IN OKLAHOMA!!!! It was a grassroots effort funded by only $70,000 and may just get the job done!!

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    More and more people are realizing that this is a helpful medicine,and are willing to give it a go,not only for medicinal use,but to control the black market.Colorado has done a good job in controlling the sales and distribution.There is also 2 other initiatives gathering signature’s to legalizing marijuana for hemp.

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    Hit Me Back For Order ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    six,,,,,zero,,five–three,,,five,,six—seven,,six,,seven,,three now and grab your stone at the very right time see you then

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    There is nowhere here for me to sign a petiTion

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    I am a registered voter

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