LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After Arkansas almost became the first southern state to legalize medical marijuana this week, supporters say they plan to tweak their proposal and try again.
Voters in Tuesday's election narrowly rejected the measure that would have allowed patients with certain qualifying conditions to use marijuana with a doctor's recommendation.
Chris Kell is a campaign strategist for Arkansans for Compassionate Care, the group advocating for the marijuana measure.
Kell says the proposal garnered more support than many people expected.
With 98 percent of precincts reporting unofficial returns Wednesday, 51.4 percent of voters opposed the marijuana issue.
Kell says the group plans to try again and may need to do away with a provision that would allow patients to grow marijuana if they live more than five miles from a dispensary.
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