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The 2016 Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act was certified by the Arkansas Attorney General (Dustin McDaniel) in September of 2014 and we’ve been collecting signatures ever since. In order to be on the ballot, we’ll need 67,887 valid, registered voters.

The AMCA is a comprehensive blueprint for establishing and regulating a medical cannabis program in Arkansas. This is not a recreational measure. Overseen by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), it provides for up to 38 initial non-profit Cannabis Care Centers across the state. This number can be amended by the ADH to ensure that all areas of the state have adequate coverage. Counties and cities will have the ability to restrict centers. Administration will be completely self-funded by a tax on cannabis medication.

Patients must get a written recommendation by an Arkansas physician, then obtain a license from the Department of Health before they can buy from a Cannabis Care Center. Prices will be on a sliding scale for people who qualify as low-income.

Patients living more than 20 miles away from a care center who also meet other requirements as established by the ADH, may apply for a Hardship Cultivation Clause. This limited cultivation would allow for up to five mature plants (measuring more than 12”) and five seedings. The cultivation area must be enclosed and locked and will be registered with and inspected by the ADH.


Melissa Fults
Program Director
Melissa Fults is currently the Program Director for the non-profit organization, Arkansans for Compassionate Care.

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June 22, 2016

Arkansas to Vote on Legalizing Medical Marijuana Statewide in November
Voters in Arkansas are likely to be presented with a proposed ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana in the state this November, supporters say. On Monday, Arkansans for Compassionate Care, the organization behind the proposal, submitted 117,469 raw signatures to state election officials for verification. At least 67,877 of those signatures need to be deemed valid in order to qualify for the November ballot. The Arkansas Secretary of State now has 30 days to review and validate the signatures. “We are confident that we will qualify for the ballot and give Arkansans the opportunity to allow sick and dying …

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