Backers of 'pot' issue get 30-day extension

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment has not yet received enough valid signatures to make the November ballot, but backers qualified for more time to submit petitions.

According to a letter sent by the secretary of state’s office on Thursday, David Couch, the Little Rock-based attorney who backs the amendment, submitted 72,309 valid signatures.

Couch needed 63,725 valid signatures to qualify for a 30-day extension. He needs 84,859 valid signatures to make the ballot.

It shouldn’t be a problem…

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