The proposed amendment -- one of three initiated proposals pertaining to marijuana -- was published in the legal notices section of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on May 27, well ahead of Wednesday's state-mandated publication deadline.

The proposal was omitted from an article published Thursday on active ballot initiatives, of which there are now six.

"We're definitely getting the word out," Reed said. "It is a time crunch, but if the people want the farmers to plant it and our factories to get back into business and to quit importing this product from China, then it'll happen and we can beat Colorado when it comes to the industrial-medical part of it here in Arkansas."

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