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Marijuana Amendment Proposal Rejected After Initial Certification

LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — A ballot title and popular name of a marijuana amendment has been rejected by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. The Arkansas...
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LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — A ballot title and popular name of a marijuana amendment has been rejected by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

The Arkansas Cannabis Amendment, requested by Mary Berry, was certified by Rutledge in April, but had parts of its text altered since then.

Rutledge cited ambiguities in the changed portions of the amendment.

“[The] current proposal has substantive differences (specifically, the addition of section 4) from the proposal that resulted in certification. As explained below, these additions have caused ambiguities that require rejection of the popular name and ballot title. Moreover, since I am required to reject the popular name and ballot title due to ambiguities in the underlying proposal’s new section.”