The ballot measure's future isn't guaranteed, however. A coalition of conservative groups has asked the state Supreme Court to strike it from the ballot, claiming it misleads voters.
Even if it's approved, federal prosecutors could shut down any dispensaries, as they have in other states. Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said the conflict with federal law is one of the reasons he opposes the measure.
"I don't know if Arkansas is ready for medicinal marijuana or not," Laverty said. "But if they are, I doubt they would want open dispensaries on the corners in various towns."