AR: Arkansas medical marijuana backers submit petitions KY3 /AP / 7,6,2012 Arkansans for Compassionate Care submitted 11,000 pages petitions Thursday that they say have 67,885 signatures. The secretary of state's office will spend the next few days making an initial rough count of the signatures gathered by the group. To earn a spot on the ballot, the group must submit 62,507 signatures from registered voters. The secretary of state's office has 30 days to verify the signatures submitted. Friday is the deadline to submit signatures for ballot measures. Signatures have not been submitted yet for the other five proposals vying for a spot on the ballot. And another state attempts to take their right to cannabis from their politicians.