Arkansas AG rejects wording of pot proposal - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Arkansas AG rejects wording of pot proposal

Posted:

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected a request to certify the popular name and ballot title of a proposed constitutional amendment that calls for ending a prohibition on marijuana.

McDaniel rejected the request from Arkansans For Medical Cannabis in an opinion on Friday because he said there were ambiguities in the text.

The proposed measure must be certified by McDaniel before the group can begin gathering signatures in an effort to qualify for a spot on the 2014 ballot.

McDaniel has certified the popular name and ballot title of 1 of 2 proposed initiated acts that would legalize medical marijuana.

The proposal from Arkansans For Medical Cannabis calls for ending a prohibition on the cannabis plant, not just legalizing medical marijuana.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • PoliticalMore>>

  • John Kerry flies to Tel Aviv despite FAA ban

    John Kerry flies to Tel Aviv despite FAA ban

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:21:25 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has flown into Israel's main airport despite a Federal Aviation Administration ban as he continues to push a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.More >>
    The top U.S. diplomat flew into Israel's main airport Wednesday despite a Federal Aviation Administration ban in an apparent sign of his determination to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite...More >>
  • With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

    With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:43 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:43:45 GMT
    Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn...More >>
    Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn that...More >>
  • Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:36 AM EDT2014-07-23 07:36:44 GMT
    Congress will hear testimony Wednesday detailing how undercover investigators used fake identities to get taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law.More >>
    Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law.More >>