Democrat Jones supports marijuana amendment, would push for criminal justice reforms

Democrat Jones supports marijuana amendment, would push for criminal justice reforms



Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chris Jones supports a constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana in the state and would try to pass marijuana-related criminal justice reforms through the state legislature if he were to take office in January, the candidate said during a phone interview last week. 

In an interview with Arkansas Cannabiz focused primarily on marijuana policy, Jones said Arkansas has a chance to be a leader by becoming the first state in the south to legalize recreational marijuana. (Virginia legalized adult-use marijuana last year.)