Marijuana Ballot Initiatives

Medical Marijuana Measure Approved for Arkansas Ballot

Lawsuit by social conservatives to block it went up in smoke


A proposal to legalize medical marijuana can appear on the November ballot, the Arkansas Supreme Court said on Thursday, in a ruling that could make Arkansas the first southern state to allow certain patients to use the drug.

The Coalition to Preserve Arkansas Values filed suit in August to keep the measure off the ballot. The group argued that its title—the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act—was misleading and the proposal was hard to understand.