Marijuana activists have worked relentlessly this summer to get Arkansas’ Attorney General to approve a ballot proposal legalizing recreational marijuana.

This week Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office rejected yet another recreational marijuana amendment. Like past proposals, this amendment would have legalized the growth, sale, and use of marijuana in Arkansas.

By our count, this is the ninth attempt to legalize recreational marijuana since May of this year.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: So-called “medical marijuana” is just a stepping stone. The endgame for marijuana’s supporters is — and always has been — full legalization of marijuana.

You can read the A.G.’s full opinion here.