Proofreader Needed For Arkansas' Legalization Movement

The latest attempt to legalize recreational cannabis use in Arkansas has been felled by an unexpected opponent: the common typo.

State Attorney General (and unofficial grammar enforcer) Leslie Rutledge rejected Mary Berry's proposed amendment due to grammatical missteps, spelling errors, and ambiguous phrases.

The mistakes included pronoun-antecedent disagreement and erroneous conjunction use. Here's a copy of the proposed bill with the attorney general's remarks.

Rutledge, however, was sufficiently magnanimous to offer Barry a chance to revise and resubmit the proposal. No word yet on whether Barry will accept the chance for a do-over.

Meanwhile, another initiative - The Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act - has been approved and is currently gaining signatures for the 2016 ballot. In 2012, a similar motion was narrowly defeated, making legalization a wedge - er, split infinitive - issue in Arkansas.

h/t Extract, Independent, SFGate


Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida wants lawmakers to grow up and start let researchers study cannabis. "A lot of the older Republicans say, 'Well, there's not enough research to justify rescheduling,' and then they stand in the way of the research," Gaetz told Fox Business.

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