Most Active Stories
- Plan To Make 6 States Out Of California May Head To Ballot
- Protesters Dispute Possible Immigration Reform Outside Mexican Consulate
- New Little Rock Police Chief Aims To Restore Trust In Law Enforcement
- Sandy Hook And Shooting Simulators Factor In School Safety Conference
- UPDATE: LR Air Force Base Reopens After Scare Prompts Lockdown
Tue August 6, 2013
Arkansas AG Approves Ballot Name For Marijuana Proposal
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has approved a request to certify the popular name and ballot title of a proposed measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
McDaniel approved the request from Arkansans for Responsible Medicine in an opinion released Tuesday.
The group's proposal would allow patients with qualifying conditions to purchase marijuana from nonprofit dispensaries.
However, unlike a similar measure that narrowly failed in the November 2012 general election, the revised proposal would not allow certain patients to grow their own marijuana.
David Couch is legal counsel for Arkansans for Responsible Medicine.
He says the group plans to begin gathering signatures they need to be eligible for the 2014 ballot. They need 62,507 signatures to qualify.