AG rejects Medical Marijuana petition over ambiguities, grammatical errors

    9:56 PM, Mar 14, 2013   |    comments
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A group working to get a medical marijuana initiative on the 2014 ballot is challenging Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's denial of their petition.

    Arkansans for Medical Cannabis filed an initiative request with the Pulaski County Circuit Court Thursday morning after being denied by the state Supreme Court. McDaniel rejected the measure citing ambiguities in the text and grammatical errors, but Robert Reed, with Arkansas for Medical Cannabis, said the proposal is only a minor modification from the house bill in 1999.

    "Our modification of that bill had three errors. One spelling error, one duplication of medical condition, and a number '1' where there should have been an 'A'. Therefore, we thought the Attorney General's opinion was extreme," he said.

    Reed said he thinks McDaniel is holding citizens to a lot more scrutiny than our legislatures who pass laws on a daily basis. He said he's not sure what their next step will be, but they will wait on the court.

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