LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas could continue to see a culture shift in the state, with voters now considering a medical marijuana measure.
Voters in 2006 lifted a constitutional prohibition against charitable bingo. And two years later, they authorized a state lottery. Now they could allow patients with certain medical conditions to buy marijuana to ease their symptoms.
If the plan passes, Arkansas would be the first state in the South to legalize medical marijuana.
Patients with cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS and Alzheimer's disease could obtain marijuana from nonprofit dispensaries. They could also grow their own if they live too far from an outlet.
Voters will also consider a sales tax for highways and bonding authority for local development projects.
Polls open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.
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