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Recreational Cannabis Initiative Could Appear on Arkansas’ Ballot this Fall

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Cannabis advocates in Arkansas were able to gather enough signatures to move a recreational legalization measure closer to  the ballot in November’s elections.

According to the Associated Press, over 192,000 valid signatures from registered voters were submitted to the secretary of state’s office on July 9th, greatly surpassing the 89,151 signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.

Although medical cannabis was voted into law in 2016, adult use is still illegal in Arkansas. The proposal will make it legal for individuals over the age of 21 to legally possess up to one ounce of cannabis without a license.

The board of elections is set to have a final review of the measure on Wednesday.

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