On Nov. 8, 2016, voters in Arkansas approved Issue 6, legalizing medical marijuana in the state.
“Arkansas voters just brought medical cannabis to the South. From here on it will be much easier to get other states on board, particularly Missouri and Oklahoma, both of which are expected to vote on medical marijuana in coming election cycles,” said Tom Angell, Chairman of Marijuana Majority, in a statement.
Issue 6 was originally slated to face off against Issue 7, a competing medical marijuana amendment, but Issue 7 was shot down when the Arkansas Supreme Court declared the petition lacked the requisite number of signatures.
The Arkansas Department of Health has 120 days to adopt the licensing, labeling and testing regulations needed to implement and govern the state’s medical marijuana program.