McDaniel rejects measure on ‘pot’

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Friday rejected the popular name and ballot title of a proposed initiated act to make it legal to cultivate, sell and use “the cannabis plant.”

McDaniel wrote in a letter to the measure’s author, Arkansans for Medical Cannabis Chairman Robert Reed, that he was rejecting the items because of ambiguities in the text of the proposal.

McDaniel wrote that it was not clear to whom the proposal would apply and what regulatory authority, if any, the Legislature would have over the “right to cultivate, manufacture, distribute, sell and use” marijuana.

McDaniel has rejected at least five other similar submissions from Reed.

Arkansas, Pages 15 on 03/23/2014