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Ark. AG rejects medical marijuana ballot measure

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a revised ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana.

McDaniel on Tuesday rejected the wording of the proposed initiated act by Arkansans for Compassionate Care, a group that campaigned for a similar medical marijuana initiative that voters rejected last year.

The proposal would allow patients with qualifying conditions to purchase marijuana from nonprofit dispensaries with a doctor's recommendation. Unlike last year's measure, the revised proposal does not allow patients to grow their own marijuana if they live more than 5 miles from a dispensary.

McDaniel cited several ambiguities in the ballot measure. McDaniel must certify the measure before the group can begin gathering signatures to qualify for the 2014 ballot.

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