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Marijuana proposal approved by Arkansas Attorney General

Legalization Posted Feb 15 2016

After rejecting 5 proposals in the last 5 months, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge finally approved a proposed amendment to the state's constitution that would legalize medical marijuana. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016 was submitted by a Little Rock lawyer. In 2012 another medical marijuana initiative made it to the voters ballot but did not pass. This new proposal will require 85,000 signatures from voters before it can make it to this November's ballot.

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

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.

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