Arkansas Supreme Court Disqualifies Issue 7

Arkansas Supreme Court Disqualifies Issue 7 as they disqualified a medical marijuana proposal that will appear on the ballot in the November Election, ruling that it failed to receive enough qualified signatures.

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The court ruled the issue failed to get the required 67,887 signatures to put the measure on the ballot, after disqualifying more than 12,000 signatures, according to court documents. Now the issue is nearly 2,500 signatures shy of the ballot requirement.

The court sided with a petition against the amendment stating that the Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin incorrectly counted some of the signatures collected by Arkansans for Compassionate Care 2016, specifically some that were gathered by paid canvassers who didn’t meet proper state guidelines.

The ballot will still appear on the November Ballot. However, the measure cannot be passed.