Fults stops signature push for marijuana amendment, will instead work to defeat industry-backed effort

Fults stops signature push for marijuana amendment, will instead work to defeat industry-backed effort



Arkansas marijuana advocate Melissa Fults dropped her efforts to put a constitutional amendment legalizing recreational marijuana on the ballot this year. Instead, she said she will devote her time to defeating a well-financed amendment supported by the state’s marijuana cultivators. 

Fults said she ended her push for the Arkansas Marijuana Amendment of 2022 after it became apparent she wasn’t going to get the required 89,151 verified signatures by the July 8 deadline. Fults said she’s already looking ahead to 2024, when she plans to introduce another amendment to free up access to cannabis in Arkansas.