Arkansas Marijuana Campaign Submits Double The Signatures Needed To Qualify Legalization Ballot Initiative

Arkansas Marijuana Campaign Submits Double The Signatures Needed To Qualify Legalization Ballot Initiative
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Arkansas voters are poised to see a marijuana legalization initiative on the state’s November ballot, with activists on Friday turning in what they say are more than double the required signatures to qualify the measure. Responsible Growth Arkansas submitted just over 190,000 signatures to the secretary of state’s office for the constitutional amendment, which would allow adults 21 and older to purchase and possess up to an ounce of cannabis from licensed retailers. They just need 89,151 valid signatures to qualify for ballot placement. Steve Lancaster, a spokesperson for the campaign, told Marijuana Moment in a phone interview on Thursday that the sheer volume of signatures that activists were able to collect, as well as the results of their independent review of the validity of those petitions, gives them great confidence that “we’re going to be well in excess of what we need to get on the ballot—so we’re very excited about that.” The state has about two weeks to verify the signatures. In the event that the campaign falls short but turns in at least 75 percent of the valid signatures, it would be given an additional 30 days to make up the difference. Advocates with Responsible Growth Arkansas loaded up about 350 boxes of signed petitions on Friday to deliver to the secretary of state’s office. It’s the fruit of an onerous labor that Arkansas statutes imposes on citizens seeking to changes laws through the ballot, Lancaster said. NEW: The group hoping to legalize adult use of recreational marijuana, Responsible Growth Arkansas, has submitted more than 190,000 signatures to the Secretary of State. Signatures & ballot title will need to be certified before it's placed on the November ballot. #arnews #arpx pic.twitter.com/1UjIKQXU4n — Marine Glisovic KATV (@KATVMarine) July 8, 2022 “It’s a real accomplishment for the people who…

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