Supreme Court files procedural orders in recreational marijuana case

Supreme Court files procedural orders in recreational marijuana case



The state Supreme Court issued procedural orders Monday in the case that will determine the fate of an amendment seeking to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. 

The orders, issued Monday afternoon, require Secretary of State John Thurston to “decide the sufficiency of the proposed initiative petition.” Steve Lancaster, counsel for Responsible Growth Arkansas, said the order appears to be procedural and is asking the Secretary of State to provide documentation of the Board of Election Commissioners’ denial of the group’s ballot title last month.