A spokesman for the Secretary of State confirmed medical marijuana activists turned in their petitions Thursday afternoon.
Robert Nunn earned his college degree in December but he's learned a lot more in the past two months he's been traveling throughout Little Rock and Arkansas.
"You meet all segments of society, engaged and disengaged, rich and poor...you get a better feel for the issues in this state," he said.
Nunn is an activist who has been collecting signatures for a proposed ballot initiative that would tighten up the way corporations and unions contribute to campaigns.
He estimated he alone has collected more than 1300 signatures for Regnant Populus 2012, a movement that wants to ban direct payments from unions and corporations to political office holders and candidates. The proposal would not disallow money to be given to political action committees that give to candidates.
Nunn, 29, was on the streets of Little Rock in an 11th hour move to get a few more signatures.
One of the biggest lessons he says he's learned in his travels---a lot of people are not registered to vote.
In addition to Regnant Populus 2012, three other proposed ballot initiatives could be on the November ballot. Among them: a move to legalize medical marijuana; allowing casinos to be built in Arkansas; and raising the tax the state charges gas companies to extract natural gas.
The deadline for activists to turn their petitions in to the Secretary of State's Office is Friday.