Group Asks Arkansas Court To Block Medical Marijuana Measure

Aug 24, 2016


A group opposing efforts to legalize medical marijuana has asked Arkansas' highest court to block a legalization proposal from appearing on the November ballot.

Attorneys for Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana on Wednesday asked the state Supreme Court to block the proposed initiated act, which would allow people with certain medical conditions to buy the drug. The secretary of state's office last month verified the measure had enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot.

The lawsuit claims the wording of the proposal is misleading and omits key information.

State officials are reviewing petitions for a competing medical marijuana proposal also vying for a spot on the ballot. Arkansas voters narrowly rejected legalizing medical marijuana four years ago.