UPDATED: Supreme Court rules in favor of marijuana amendment

UPDATED: Supreme Court rules in favor of marijuana amendment



Arkansas voters will have the chance to legalize recreational marijuana at the polls in November after the state Supreme Court declared Thursday that votes should be counted on a constitutional amendment that would legalize cannabis for adults 21 and older. 

The ruling sets the stage for a high-stakes, well-financed campaign by both supporters and opponents over the next seven weeks. Responsible Growth Arkansas, backed by the state marijuana industry, has raised more than $4 million in total, including $605,000 last month. Three opposition groups have formed to defeat the measure, including one backed by a pair of prominent conservative donors who have contributed $2 million to defeat the measure