For citizens of the Natural State, a natural medicine won’t appear on the ballot this November.  Arkansans for Compassionate Care decided not to turn in signatures for a proposed medical marijuana ballot measure as it had not collected enough by yesterday’s deadline. The group announced gathering just over 50,000 signatures, but needed 62,507 valid voter signatures to qualify for the ballot. Campaign director Melissa Fults said the group would try again for the 2016 election.

Polls open today in a special election to decide if licensed businesses will be able to sell liquor by the drink. Polls will be open from 7 AM to 7 PM.

Read the story from the Southwest Arkansas Times-Record