Arkansas Officials Approve Signatures for Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Initiative
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Arkansas Officials Approve Signatures for Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Initiative

The Secretary of State’s office has verified that Responsible Growth Arkansas submitted enough valid signatures to place its constitutional amendment on the November ballot.

August 1, 2022

Responsible Growth Arkansas is one step closer to getting its adult-use cannabis legalization initiative before voters this fall after the secretary of state’s office verified that the group submitted enough signatures to qualify for the ballot.

Responsible Growth Arkansas submitted more than 190,000 signatures July 8, and officials announced July 29 that the group met the signature requirement of 89,151 valid signatures from registered voters, according to the Associated Press.

Next, the state Board of Election Commissioners must approve the proposal’s popular name and ballot title to qualify the measure for the November ballot, the news outlet reported.

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The board is expected to review the proposal Aug. 3, according to AP.

The measure, a constitutional amendment, would legalize the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis for adults 21 and older. Arkansas voters approved a medical cannabis legalization initiative in 2016.