The Arkansas Supreme Court has disqualified The Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act from the November ballot, finding that supporters did not gather enough valid signatures. More than 12,000 signatures were forfeited, leaving the proposed act 2,465 signatures short of the required number.
Issue 6, also known as the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, will stay on the ballot.
The court disqualified signatures for 5 reasons listed in the opinion:
- Some petition gatherers did not comply with Arkansas laws on who can become a canvasser.
- The signatures did not include an address or included only a P.O. Box address.
- The canvasser verified the petition before the voter signed it.
- The canvasser checked an improper box.
- Canvassers did not specifically witness the signatures.