Marijuana Act ballot title challenge rejected

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A legal challenge to the wording of the ballot title of the proposed Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act has been rejected by the Arkansas Supreme Court.

The lawsuit filed by Arkansans Against Legal Marijuana, a coalition of the Farm Bureau and the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, cited potential problems from the law that are not mentioned in the title.

The AMCA is described as a comprehensive blueprint for establishing and regulating a medical cannabis program in the state with the Arkansas Department of Health overseeing cannabis care centers.

The high court disagreed with the challenge, saying in part that:

“It is not required that the ballot title contain a synopsis of the statute; it is sufficient for the title to be complete enough to convey an intelligible idea of the scope and import of the proposed law.”

The Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act will appear on the Arkansas general election ballot of November 8, 2016, as Ballot Issue Number 4.

Click here to read the full decision by the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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