New opposition group seeks to intervene in marijuana case at Supreme Court

New opposition group seeks to intervene in marijuana case at Supreme Court



The police chief of Fairfield Bay (Van Buren County) formed a committee this week to oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana in Arkansas. The group is attempting to intervene in a Supreme Court battle that will determine whether votes should be counted on the matter this November, according to court records and filing documents. 

David Burnett, police chief of Fairfield Bay, and Little Rock attorney AJ Kelly filed papers this week to form Save Arkansas from Epidemic. The committee stated in its filing that its purpose is to “oppose the 2022 proposal to amend the Arkansas constitution, which would ‘legalize’ under state law the ‘recreational use’ of marijuana. Committee opposes legalization of recreational marijuana.”