Arkansans for Compassionate Care has decided not to submit the Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act to the Secretary of State today (July 7), according to a news release.
The organization collected nearly 80 percent of required signatures, but time constraints prevented them from reaching the ballot in 2014, the release states.
Arkansans for Compassionate Care got approximately 47,000 signatures, and they needed 62,507, officials say.
Arkansans for Compassionate Care announced that the organization is planning to resubmit everything in 2016.
“Our volunteers have done an amazing job, but we just didn’t have enough time or funding—and we faced some unique challenges—starting with crafting a stronger initiative that protects patients and the State better,” said Melissa Fults, Campaign Director for the AMCA.
Plans to start back are in progress with the goal of collecting signatures for 2016 by early September, according to the release.