Spelling errors and other "ambiguities in text" stood in the way of the approval of a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Arkansas, reported the Associated Press. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge cited the mistakes and discrepancies Monday as the reason for rejecting the proposal for the second time.



The proposal by Mary Berry of Summit, Arkansas, would have allowed residents to cultivate, produce, sell, possess and use cannabis and anything produced from the plant, including marijuana. In an opinion summary released Monday, Rutledge wrote that she rejected the proposal due to ambiguities in the documents. She also stated that the proposal contained grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes, according to court documents.

Rutledge told Berry to resubmit the measure and ballot title. Several states in recent years have gone on to legalize marijuana entirely, including Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington.