LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed constitutional amendment for the 2018 ballot to legalize marijuana in the state.
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The proposal by Mary Berry of Summit would allow the cultivation, production, distribution, sale, possession and use of the cannabis plant and all products taken from the plant, including marijuana.
Rutledge wrote in Monday’s opinion that the proposal is being rejected because of ambiguities that include whether a license is required to distribute marijuana, whether state agencies or the Legislature may adopt rules to revoke or suspend the licenses and that it’s unclear how and by whom various state agencies would be appointed to oversee the law.
Rutledge in April approved a similar ballot proposal by Berry for the November 2016 election, which isn’t affected by Monday’s action.