Here’s Why Arkansas Will Legalize Medical Cannabis in 2016 (See The Pics)

In Arkansas, it’s a tradition to “call the Hogs”. This weekend a different kind of call went out around the natural state. A call for healing, a call for hope, a call for action.

Patients Not Criminals

For 2 days and at nearly 100 locations, hundreds of volunteers across the state of Arkansas collected thousands of signatures for The 2016 Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act.

With record support this year, Arkansans For Compassionate Care has an estimated 75,000 of the 67,887 signatures needed to get the medical cannabis measure on the November 2016 ballot.

Support In Arkansas is The Strongest In The South

In a 2015 poll, 84% of registered Arkansas voters said they agreed with legalizing cannabis for medical purposes. This strong support was shown from voters around the state this weekend.

“It was amazing to see positive response from voters of all ages. There’s a massive amount of support and compassion for patients in all corners of Arkansas. We have the best volunteers in the state!” – Ashley Ewald, Regional director, Arkansans for Compassionate Care

"These girls just turned in 230 signatures to me and braved some really crappy weather to be back out here again today." Photo: Paula McElroy White Lmt‎ | Facebook

“These girls just turned in 230 signatures to me and braved some really crappy weather to be back out here again today.” Photo: Paula McElroy White Lmt‎ | Facebook

"Sign and drive in El Dorado" PHOTO: Katina Marie | Facebook

“Sign and drive in El Dorado” PHOTO: Katina Marie | Facebook

"Sign and drive in Vanburen at World wide pets Fayetteville Rd!" Photo: Ashley Ewald‎ | Facebook

“Sign and drive in Vanburen at World wide pets Fayetteville Rd!” Photo: Ashley Ewald‎ | Facebook

"Canvassing at Oaklawn horse track." Photo: Ryan Denham | Facebook

“Canvassing at Oaklawn horse track.” Photo: Ryan Denham | Facebook

"Got 3 on this gloomy day so far." Photo: Ericka Martinez‎ | Facebook

“Got 3 on this gloomy day so far.” Photo: Ericka Martinez‎ | Facebook

"Our Drive & Sign team in Fayetteville did great today!" Photo: Abel Noah Tomlinson | Facebook

“Our Drive & Sign team in Fayetteville did great today!” Photo: Abel Noah Tomlinson | Facebook

"Pike and pershing come sign here" Photo: Cash Collector‎ | Facebook

“Pike and pershing come sign here” Photo: Cash Collector‎ | Facebook

"Harkrider in Conway." Photo: Kandace Keeney‎ | Facebook

“Harkrider in Conway.” Photo: Kandace Keeney‎ | Facebook

Photo: Michael R Cary | Facebook

Photo: Michael R Cary | Facebook

Signatures will be collected thru June 2016. To find a signing location in your area, click here.

All photos credit: Facebook

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