Arkansas Supreme Court: "Medical Marijuana Stays on November Ballot"Submitted by emalvini on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 13:35
Arkansas Supreme Court: "Medical Marijuana Stays on November Ballot"
By Gavin Lesnick
Published September 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
Updated September 27, 2012 at 9:05 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled that a proposed initiated act to legalize the medical use of marijuana can appear on the November ballot.
In an opinion released Thursday morning, the court denied a petition filed by the Coalition to Preserve Arkansas Values. The group had argued that the ballot's name wasn't complete, didn't fully reflect the scope and impact of the proposal and would still violate federal law.
Associate Justice Karen R. Baker wrote in the 15-page opinion that the ballot name and title were acceptable, noting the latter "is not duly long, nor is it complex or misleading" and that it "clearly provides the purpose and scope of the Act."