AG Rutledge: State, Federal Medical Marijuana Contradictions Depend On Federal Prosecutors

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said that contradictions between state and federal law regarding medical marijuana usage will ultimately be a decision that federal prosecutors must reconcile. In the interim, Rutledge is advising state lawmakers to follow through with their duties to incorporate a voter-approved amendment into Arkansas code.

Rutledge, who appeared on Talk Business Politics on Sunday, explained her first opinion request on the medical marijuana dilemma.

“Essentially, what the opinion says is that while marijuana use, possession, is still illegal under federal law, that that question of whether more at