Arkansas Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Medical Marijuana Proposal

Sep 22, 2016

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The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected one of two efforts to block a medical marijuana proposal from the November ballot.

Justices on Thursday denied a challenge from a group opposed to the proposed initiated act that would allow patients with certain medical conditions to buy marijuana from dispensaries. The court said Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana had not proven the ballot measure's language was insufficient.

Another lawsuit challenging the measure's language and its signatures is pending before the court. Justices are also considering another lawsuit from Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana trying to disqualify a competing medical pot proposal.

Arkansas voters narrowly rejected legalizing medical marijuana four years ago.