Group asks Arkansas court to dismiss medical marijuana suit

Group asks Arkansas court to dismiss medical marijuana suit

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana have asked Arkansas' highest court to dismiss an attempt to block their ballot measure, saying opponents haven't cited facts in their complaint.

Arkansans for Compassionate Care asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to dismiss the complaint over the group's proposed initiated act, which would allow patients with certain medical conditions and a doctor's recommendation to buy marijuana from dispensaries.

Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana, a group opposing the initiative, called the proposal misleading in a complaint that seeks to prevent election officials from counting any votes for the measure.

The secretary of state's office last month approved the measure for the November ballot and is reviewing signatures for a competing proposal. Arkansas voters narrowly rejected legalizing medical marijuana in 2012.

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