Arkansas Attorney General Denies Marijuana Proposal
Once again, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected the proposed state constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana. Mary Berry has again submitted a proposal to legalize the cultivation, production, sale, possession and use of the cannabis plant as well as release non-violent marijuana offenders from "incarceration, probation and parole." Her bill has unfortunately been denied yet again.
According to Rutledge, Berry's proposal includes ambiguities in the text, making it the seventh time that the the proposal has been denied. In contrast, Rutledge did approve a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas. The proposal submitted by Little Rock attorney David Couch still need 85,000 registered voter signatures to be placed in the ballot this fall.