Arkansas AG rejects 7th marijuana ballot title while separate title gathers signatures


Arkansas' attorney general has now rejected seven marijuana ballot titles since taking office, the latest one on Wednesday. Little Rock Attorney David Couch, who filed two of them, plans to file an amended version next week.

Most of the reasons given by Attorney General Leslie Rutledge for her rejections were ambiguous language according to her rejection letters. Rutledge's Spokesman Judd Deere tells Channel 7 News she has made it clear that her rejections have no reflection of her views on medicinal or recreational marijuana.

In the latest rejected marijuana ballot title proposal Rutledge sites several problems with language, such as one section that deals with the amount of ounces a dispensary can give to a patient. She states that there is no clarity whether a patient could go visit multiple dispensaries; exceeding the 2.5 ounces allowed every two weeks.

Couch released this statement to KATV:


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