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UPDATED: Supreme Court rules in favor of marijuana amendment

UPDATED: Supreme Court rules in favor of marijuana amendment

The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the votes should be counted on a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older.

Responsible Growth reports contributions of $605,000, Cameron donates to second group

Responsible Growth reports contributions of $605,000, Cameron donates to second group

The industry-backed group trying to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas reported $605,000 in contributions last month and a balance of about half a million dollars. Meanwhile, an opposition group reported a $78,600 donation from business owner Ron Cameron, a day after another group reported a $1 million donation from Cameron.

58% of Arkansas voters support recreational marijuana, poll finds

58% of Arkansas voters support recreational marijuana, poll finds

Arkansas voters support legalizing recreational marijuana by a 2-to-1 margin, according a recent poll. The survey of likely voters found that 58% support legalization.

Republican donors give $2 million to oppose marijuana

Republican donors give $2 million to oppose marijuana

Major Republican donors Ron Cameron and Richard Uihlein have donated $2 million to a group opposing recreational marijuana in Arkansas. Uihlein, a major Republican donor across the country, also funded the failed senate campaign of Jake Bequette and supported North Little Rock’s Will Jones in a race for prosecuting attorney.

It’s time to relax and wait for the Supreme Court to rule

It’s time to relax and wait for the Supreme Court to rule

Let’s all take a moment and relax. Maybe an indica-dominant edible is in order.  Earlier this week, the state Supreme Court issued an order directing Secretary of State John Thurston to “decide the sufficiency” of the Arkansas Adult Use Cannabis Amendment for the ballot.  The order set off confusion on all sides of the issue…. View Article

Thurston files document with Supreme Court stating amendment is not sufficient

Thurston files document with Supreme Court stating amendment is not sufficient

Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston filed a document with the Supreme Court stating that a recreational marijuana amendment is insufficient for the ballot based on the vote by a state board last month. The filing follows an order issued by the state Supreme Court Monday.

Supreme Court files procedural orders in recreational marijuana case

Supreme Court files procedural orders in recreational marijuana case

The state Supreme Court filed procedural orders Monday afternoon in the case that will determine the fate of a recreational marijuana amendment. Responsible Growth Arkansas filed the final brief in the case on September 2.

Responsible Growth releases first ad, focuses on law enforcement

Responsible Growth releases first ad, focuses on law enforcement

Responsible Growth Arkansas launched its first TV ad this week, pitching its recreational marijuana amendment as a way to support law enforcement. A portion of recreational marijuana sales tax revenues will go to support stipends for certified law enforcement officers.

Arkansas Supreme Court allows new group to intervene in recreational marijuana case

Arkansas Supreme Court allows new group to intervene in recreational marijuana case

The state Supreme Court ordered Friday that a newly formed committee can join a case that will determine the future of a constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas. Save Arkansas from Epidemic must submit its answer to the case’s original complaint by Monday at 4 p.m.

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) has formed a second group to oppose a recreational marijuana amendment and the group is attempting to intervene in the Supreme Court case that will determine whether votes should be counted on the issue. David Burnett, police chief of Fairfield Bay, filed paperwork this week to form Save Arkansas from Epidemic.

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