BREAKING: Medical Marijuana Initiative Approved for the Ballot in Arkansas

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director August 22, 2012

    This afternoon, the Arkansas secretary of state’s office announced that an initiative that aims to allow Arkansas patients with qualifying conditions to use cannabis for therapeutic purposes has qualified for the ballot in November. The campaign backing the initiative, Arkansans for Compassionate Care, had submitted their initial signatures for approval in July, only to come up short. The state allowed them additional time and the campaign was able to meet the required threshold of 62,507 valid signatures.

    Arkansas now joins Massachusetts and Montana on the list of states voting on medical cannabis measures this fall. These measures, taken with the legalization initiatives in Washington, Oregon, and Colorado and the numerous local ordinances being placed before voters, make this fall’s election one for the marijuana law reform history books.

    Help us deliver the fatal blow to cannabis prohibition in November. Register to vote and get informed on all the details regarding marijuana and the 2012 election by reading NORML’s voter guide “Smoke the Vote.”

    34 Responses to “BREAKING: Medical Marijuana Initiative Approved for the Ballot in Arkansas”

    1. jman says:

      for all those baptist coalition followers out there look through your bible and find the part were moses was wandering the dessert and one of his followers was bitten by a poisonous serpent and god gives a recipe for a salve that would heal it the main ingredient was kana bozem and look at the hebrew translation …..(cannabis oil)

    2. HealerGal says:

      When I lived in California I had a Rx for med marijuana that helped me to live more peacefully with the debilitating pain, and with far fewer side effects than all the drugs I had used over the years. Now that living in Texas again, I’ve had to go back into the closet. It’s just absurd.

    3. ted,westall says:

      I am one of the people in arkansas that got out there and asked for signatures and most of the people that signed where very supportive but the thing that worry’s me is the babtist lobby.They are very powerful in this state.Many times I have asked for one of there signatures and it wasn’t a plesent responce.I am hoping that there are a lot more forword thinking people out there.Please vote YES in november

    4. […] Haley’s father stated, “We have quite a unique view in that for pain management and appetite stimulation and for a cancer sufferer, it doesn’t get better than this. Cannabis has a curing ability.” Jason Gloria and his wife Lisa are worried if Arkansas voters deny the medical marijuana initiative; they may never have the access to natural THC – which is more effective. With little Haley in need of the natural-organic cannabis, her parents hope the marijuana law passes. […]

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