Medical Marijuana Push Submits 74,000 More Signatures

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A group pushing to legalize medicinal marijuana turned in an additional 74,406 signatures Monday in what supporters hoped would be enough to qualify the proposal for the November ballot.

The group, Arkansans for Compassionate Care, fell about 26,000 signatures short of a required 62,507 valid voter signatures on July 6. With the new collection effort, their odds are good that the proposal will qualify for voter consideration.

The medical marijuana proposal would allow for up to 30 nonprofit dispensaries in Arkansas. Local cities and counties could choose to ban them.

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