Thurston files document with Supreme Court stating amendment is not sufficient

Thurston files document with Supreme Court stating amendment is not sufficient



After an order by the state Supreme Court set off a bit of confusion Monday, Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston and the state attorney general’s official filed official documentation Tuesday declaring a recreational marijuana amendment’s ballot title to be insufficient based on a state board’s determination last month, Thurston’s spokesman said Tuesday. 

In the document filed with the court Tuesday afternoon, Thurston stated the facts related to the petition process over the past month. Thurston’s document stated, as he said last month, he found that the amendment’s sponsor, Responsible Growth Arkansas, had filed more than enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. Thurston also stated that the state Board of Election Commissioners voted not to certify the ballot title and popular name of the amendment.