More than 50,000 Arkansans sign on for recreational marijuana

More than 50,000 Arkansans sign on for recreational marijuana



The leader of an industry-led coalition to get recreational marijuana on the November ballot said his group is more than halfway to collecting the necessary signatures.

Eddie Armstrong, former legislator and leader of Responsible Growth Arkansas, said Wednesday that his group has collected more than 50,000 signatures of the 89,151 needed to put its amendment legalizing recreational marijuana use in Arkansas before the voters in November. Funded mostly by five state cultivators, Responsible Growth Arkansas has raised more than $1.8 million for the effort to put the Arkansas Adult Use Cannabis Amendment and has until July 8 to collect the signatures.