AG Rutledge Rejects Marijuana Proposal Due To Text “Ambiguities”

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LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — Another proposal to legalize marijuana has been rejected by the Arkansas attorney general.

According to an opinions summary, Leslie Rutledge has turned down a request from Mary Berry to certify marijuana, stating there are “ambiguities in the proposal’s text.”

Rutledge has rejected Berry’s propositions numerous times, giving the same reason behind her opinion.

Berry’s proposal, titled “The Arkansas Cannabis Amendment,” would allow the cultivation, production, sale, possession and use of the cannabis plant (genus Cannabis) and all products produced from the cannabis plant within the entire geographic area of every county in Arkansas, according to records.

Rutledge outlined four specific textual ambiguities..

For the complete summary of Rutledge’s opinion and for the proposal, click here.


  • nwajack0

    I think she would’ve rejected it even if perfect, but, seriously, how is “personal use” a separate category from recreational and medical use? Wouldn’t both recreational and medical use be personal use?

      • lurker48

        Thank you for your service, but you need to educate yourself on this subject a little more. Both on the medical side and recreational side. Vermont is on course to legalize marijuana without even a public vote. The State Representatives are voting to legalize marijuana on their own.
        1. As far as potheads, they don’t need no stink’n laws to smoke marijuana. They can buy it all over whatever city they live in or whatever State for that matter. Not to mention all the tax money for the city that’s being lost.
        2. My best friend had all kinds of cancer and the only way he felt like eating was with marijuana. The medical uses are vast the more it gets studied.

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