Arkansas high court nixes one of two medical marijuana initiatives
Arkansas’ Supreme Court disqualified one of two medical cannabis legalization ballot initiatives, leaving a lone measure for voters to decide on and perhaps improving its chances of success.
The high court ruled 5-2 on Thursday that roughly 12,000 signatures submitted by Arkansans for Compassionate Care were invalid, meaning its measure, designated as Issue 7, doesn’t have enough signatures and won’t appear on the ballot next month, the Associated Press reported.
The ruling was made after almost 142,000 people had participated in early voting, which began Monday for Arkansas’ general election, according to the AP.
A competing measure, Issue