Marijuana proposal approved by Arkansas Attorney General

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has approved a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Arkansas.

Rutledge approved the proposed constitutional amendment titled, "The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016" that was submitted by Little Rock lawyer David Couch.

Now that the proposal has been certified, supporters can work to gather the nearly 85,000 signatures from registered voters required to qualify for the November ballot.

Rutledge had previously rejected five marijuana proposals in the last five months citing issues of ambiguities.

This is the second medical marijuana proposal that has been certified, but first by Rutledge. Voters narrowly rejected a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in 2012.

Read the full response from Rutledge and the full proposal below:


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