Arkansas Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Against Medical Marijuana Act

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LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — A lawsuit that would have removed the Issue 7: The Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act was rejected by the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday (Sept. 22).

The lawsuit, which was filed by the Arkansas Against Legal Marijuana coalition, claimed that the ballot title of Issue 7 was too vague and misleading because it didn’t cover all aspects of the act, according to a press release. However, the issue was turned down by the Supreme Court on Thursday.

However, Issue 7 is still facing another lawsuit which could kick it out of the November ballot.

A lawsuit filed by Little Rock attorney Kara Benca questions the signature collection process for the act, and claims that 15,000 signatures should be removed, the release states. This would leave the act without the required number of authorized signatures to remain on the ballot.

The case was sent to court this week, and it must now go before the Arkansas Supreme Court. It has until Oct. 18 for a ruling.



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