Medical Marijuana Advocates Look to 2016

Published 08/14 2014 06:22PM

Updated 09/13 2014 09:49PM

ARKANSAS -- The group 'Compassionate Care' started collecting signatures at the Fayetteville Farmer's Market Saturday morning.

The push to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas continues, despite failed attempts to get it on the November ballot.

The Arkansas Attorney General has certified wording of the ballot title for the 2016 Arkansas Medical Care Act. The certification clears the way for Arkansans for Compassionate Care to start collecting signatures.

According to Arkansans for Compassionate Care, the new initiative adds more initial qualifying conditions for patients; improves the Affordability clause; provides for Cannabis Testing Labs and further defines the Hardship Cultivation clause.

"We have more than 600 volunteers across the state who are preparing to gather signatures starting in just a few weeks," said Melissa Fults, Campaign Director for the AMCA. "There's no stopping us. We have the time and the people to make it happen!"

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