Ark. court disqualifies med. marijuana proposal Issue 7

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court has disqualified a medical marijuana proposal (Issue 7) from the November ballot, but voters will still be able to consider a competing plan.
 
Justices on Thursday sided with opponents of the proposed initiated act that would have allowed patients with certain medical conditions and a doctor's recommendation to purchase marijuana from dispensaries. The court ordered state officials to not count any votes cast for the measure in the Nov. 8 election. Early voting began Monday.
 
The proposal was one of two medical marijuana proposals on the ballot. Justices earlier this month rejected a challenge to a similar proposal.
 
Arkansas voters narrowly rejected legalizing medical marijuana four years ago. Advocates had cast the proposals as a way to prove there's support for medical marijuana, even in conservative states.
 
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