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Group submits signatures for medical marijuana proposal

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Medical marijuana supporters have submitted signatures in an effort to get a legalization proposal on the ballot in Arkansas this November.

Arkansans for Compassionate Care turned in 117,469 signatures on Monday for its proposed initiated act to legalize medical marijuana for people with certain medical conditions with a doctor's recommendation. The group needs at least 67,887 signatures from registered voters to qualify for the ballot.

The secretary of state's office has 30 days to review the petitions. The group may get another 30 days to gather signatures if it falls short but collects at least 75 percent of the amount needed.

The proposal is among several marijuana proposals that are vying for the ballot. Others include a competing medical marijuana proposal and another that would also legalize its recreational use.

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