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Legalization measures fail in Arkansas and Dakotas, pass in Missouri and Maryland

Legalization measures fail in Arkansas and Dakotas, pass in Missouri and Maryland

Voters in Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota reject recreational marijuana measures, while Missouri and Maryland voters choose legalization.

Opposition group raises $284,000 last month, far less than Responsible Growth’s $8.5 million

Opposition group raises $284,000 last month, far less than Responsible Growth’s $8.5 million

Safe and Secure Communities reported raising about $284,000 last month, far less than the $8.5 million brought in by Responsible Growth Arkansas.

Industry association announces plans for social justice agenda during next legislative session

Industry association announces plans for social justice agenda during next legislative session

The state’s leading cannabis business association announced Wednesday it will work to address social justice issues related to cannabis during the 2023 legislative session.  The Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association announced in a press release “a commitment to pursuing restorative justice legislation in the 2023 legislative session.”  The group, which represents many of the state’s cultivators… View Article

UPDATE: Responsible Growth reports raising more than $13 million in legalization campaign

UPDATE: Responsible Growth reports raising more than $13 million in legalization campaign

Responsible Growth Arkansas reported Tuesday that it has raised more than $13 million in its effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas.

Responsible Growth releases two new TV ads, featuring former sheriff, mom

Responsible Growth releases two new TV ads, featuring former sheriff, mom

New TV ads from Responsible Growth Arkansas feature former Grant County sheriff Lance Huey and a mom who says opponents’ ads depict “the end of the world.”

Little Rock survey finds support for pardons, split on Issue 4

Little Rock survey finds support for pardons, split on Issue 4

An unscientific survey of Little Rock influencers found overwhelming support for pardoning low-level marijuana offenses and an even split on Issue 4.

Guest column: Why Issue 4 is right for Arkansas and what Melissa Fults gets wrong 

Guest column: Why Issue 4 is right for Arkansas and what Melissa Fults gets wrong 

Issue 4 is a critically important stepping stone that will move cannabis reform forward in Arkansas. If Melissa Fults’ alliance with Jerry Cox of the Family Council is successful in defeating this amendment, her legacy will not be that of a cannabis advocate but that of a regressive crusader who compromised her ethics.

$46 million will go to law enforcement, Responsible Growth TV ad states

$46 million will go to law enforcement, Responsible Growth TV ad states

Responsible Growth Arkansas made a small change to one of its TV ads to show that the amendment would generate an estimated $46 million for law enforcement over five years. An opposition leader stated last week that the amendment would not generate a significant amount for law enforcement.

Democrat-Gazette opposes marijuana amendment in editorial

Democrat-Gazette opposes marijuana amendment in editorial

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette published an editorial Monday opposing an amendment that would legalize adult-use cannabis following previous editorials that signaled the newspaper’s opposition to the measure.  The editorial argued legalizing cannabis would not fix problems the state has experienced such as crime, student achievement and declining ACT test scores.  “Will marijuana fix that?” the editorial… View Article

Fults, Couch team up with Jerry Cox, Family Council to oppose marijuana amendment

Fults, Couch team up with Jerry Cox, Family Council to oppose marijuana amendment

Longtime marijuana advocates Melissa Fults and David Couch are teaming up with conservative activist Jerry Cox to oppose a recreational marijuana amendment voters will consider in November.  Fults, Couch and Cox form an unlikely team, to say the least.  “We’ve actually laughed a lot about it,” Fults said. “If anybody ever told me I was… View Article

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