Arkansas’ attorney general on Monday rejected language for a ballot initiative meant to improve access for medical cannabis patients and trigger the legalization of recreational use if the drug becomes federally legal.

Attorney General Tim Griffin determined the ballot title for the Arkansas Medical Cannabis Amendment of 2024 was insufficient due to improper formatting of the proposed constitutional amendment and ambiguities about how the measure would affect existing state laws and rules.

Those who drafted the amendment plan to make revisions and resubmit it.

The medical cannabis industry-backed initiative would make it legal for patients to grow their own cannabis at home and make a series of changes to Amendment 98 to the Arkansas Constitution, which Arkansans ratified in 2016 to legalize cannabis for medical use.

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