LITTLE ROCK, AR — For a third time, the Arkansas Attorney General has rejected the popular name and ballot title proposed by medical marijuana advocates.
The opinion says ambiguities in the language, writing and intended consequences of the law are why the office is rejecting its certification.
Arkansans for Compassionate Care are aiming to get the issue of legalizing medical marijuana on the ballot for 2014 after it failed to pass in 2012. This most recent rejection to certify the title is the third this year from the attorney general’s office.
The opinion isn’t meant to represent a legal interpretation or reflection of the merits of the effort, it is only meant to be sure the title is clear, accurate and representative of the intent of the legislation.
Some of the ambiguities mentioned include defining certain terms, proper explanations for dispensary operations and overall grammar and punctuation in the text of the submission to allow Arkansans to use marijuana for medical purposes.
Arkansans for Compassionate Care plans to revise the language and submit the ballot title for certification to the attorney general’s office by next week.