Tag Archive: Arkansas Board of Election Commissioners

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.

Responsible Growth files final brief in Supreme Court case, awaits court’s ruling

Responsible Growth files final brief in Supreme Court case, awaits court’s ruling

Responsible Growth Arkansas filed the final brief today in the state Supreme Court cases that will determine whether to count the votes on a constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana. The filing follows others by the state and two opposition groups the Supreme Court allowed the intervene in the case.

Responsible Growth raised $140,000 in July, more than $3.4 million in total

Responsible Growth raised $140,000 in July, more than $3.4 million in total

Responsible Growth Arkansas, the group pushing the Arkansas Adult Use Cannabis Amendment, raised $140,000 last month, a decline from the $1.25 million the group raised in June. The industry-backed group has raised $3.4 million since it formed last year.

Supreme Court places marijuana amendment on ballot provisionally; UPDATE: Responsible Growth comments

Supreme Court places marijuana amendment on ballot provisionally; UPDATE: Responsible Growth comments

The state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an amendment to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas should be placed on the ballot provisionally and the court will use and determine later whether votes on the measure should be counted.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist criticizes state board’s marijuana decision

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist criticizes state board’s marijuana decision

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist John Brummett used his column Sunday to criticize the decision of a state board not to certify the ballot title of an amendment to legalize recreational marijuana. The columnist’s position contrasts with a Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial last month that blasted marijuana use and attempts to legalize it.

Democrat Jones supports marijuana amendment, would push for criminal justice reforms

Democrat Jones supports marijuana amendment, would push for criminal justice reforms

Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chris Jones supports legalizing recreational marijuana and, if elected, would push the state legislature to pass criminal justice reforms for people with some marijuana-related convictions.

Recreational marijuana backers sue after being blocked from the ballot

Recreational marijuana backers sue after being blocked from the ballot

Responsible Growth Arkansas has filed a lawsuit over Board of Election Commissioners’ refusal to certify the ballot title for the group’s amendment to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas.

Hutchinson urges police association to oppose recreational marijuana amendment

Hutchinson urges police association to oppose recreational marijuana amendment

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson urged an association of police officers to oppose a proposed recreational marijuana amendment even though it directs a portion of tax revenue to a stipend for law enforcement officers.

Democrat Jones reaffirms support for recreational marijuana, Libertarian supports as well

Democrat Jones reaffirms support for recreational marijuana, Libertarian supports as well

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chris Jones reaffirmed his support for putting a recreational marijuana amendment on the November ballot. Republican nominee Sarah Huckabee Sanders has not taken a position on the issue.

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