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Monday, April 13, 2015

Attorney general rejects marijuana proposal

Posted By on Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 12:07 PM

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected the wording of a ballot proposal to legalize marijuana in Arkansas. It was submitted by Robert Reed, who's been working on the issue for years.

The opinion cited ambiguity of terms and sloppy drafting, among others. The opinion included a little school teacher-style scolding:

Finally, amending the Arkansas Constitution is a serious matter that merits greater attention to detail than evidenced by the proposal, which contains several errors of spelling and syntax that tend to obscure its meaning. I urge you to review the proposal carefully to locate and correct such errors in the event you redesign and resubmit the proposal. 

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