In a 5-2 ruling Thursday, the Arkansas Supreme Court justices denied a petition to rehear a ruling blocking the state from counting any votes cast for medical marijuana Issue 7. The court ruled last week that the campaign behind the measure did not follow state law regarding paid canvassers. The ruling comes after thousands of votes had already been cast for next week’s election.
However, this petition denial leaves a competing medical marijuana proposal on the ballot. That measure (Issue 6) has not been disqualified. Arkansas voters rejected legalizing medical marijuana four years ago.