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Ark. official wants to be dismissed from pot suit

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin has asked the state Supreme Court to dismiss him from a lawsuit challenging a medical marijuana proposal.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin has asked the state Supreme Court to dismiss him from a lawsuit challenging a medical marijuana proposal.

In court documents filed Wednesday, Martin's office asked Arkansas' highest court to dismiss him from the suit brought by a coalition seeking to have the marijuana proposal struck from the November ballot.

Election officials last month approved the ballot proposal to legalize medical marijuana after verifying that supporters had turned in enough signatures from registered voters.

The lawsuit is the third pending before the court over proposed ballot measures. Justices are also considering whether to allow two competing casino legalization proposals on the November ballot.

 

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