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McDaniel says proposed ballot measure unconstitutional

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says a ballot proposal submitted to his office is clearly unconstitutional.

McDaniel said Friday he had rejected the proposal by Robert Reed, spokesman for a group called Arkansans for Medical Cannabis. The AG's letter to Reed said the state constitution has provisions for removal of state officials, and states clearly that those methods are the only ways to remove officials from office.

As written, the proposed initiated act calls for all state and local elected officials who receive pay to be subject to a drug test. If drugs turn up in an official's system, they could be removed from office.

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