Attorney General Rutledge Certifies Popular Name, Title Of Medical Marijuana Legalization Proposal
LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has certified the popular name and title of a proposal to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.
According to the ballot title, the request submitted by attorney David A. Couch would be an amendment to make “the medical use of marijuana legal under Arkansas State law, but acknowledging that marijuana use, possession, and distribution for any purpose remain illegal under federal law.”
The certified popular name is “The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016.”
Rutledge stated that her decision to certify a name and title is not a reflection of her personal views of a particular proposal.
Supporters must secure nearly 85,000 signatures for the proposal to make the November ballot, according to the secretary of state’s election handbook.