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A glimpse into punishment for marijuana possession in Arkansas

A glimpse into punishment for marijuana possession in Arkansas

We asked the state Department of Corrections how many individuals are incarcerated for simple marijuana possession. The answer is complicated.

Former Hutchinson strategist lists Good Day Farm as client

Former Hutchinson strategist lists Good Day Farm as client

I got a tip on an interesting piece of information in the filing by the Gilmore Strategy Group. This is the lobbying firm headed by Jon Gilmore, a campaign fund-raiser and former high staff member for Governor Hutchinson. He continues to call himself chief political strategist for the lame-duck governor, now testing the waters for… View Article

Jones lauds Supreme Court decision on marijuana amendment

Jones lauds Supreme Court decision on marijuana amendment

Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chris Jones released a statement supporting the state Supreme Court’s decision Thursday that will allow voters to decide the fate of a constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana. Libertarian nominee Ricky Dale Harrington Jr. signaled his support as well.

Hutchinson reiterates opposition to recreational marijuana amendment

Hutchinson reiterates opposition to recreational marijuana amendment

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson reiterated his opposition to recreational marijuana with a tweet Friday that linked to Safe and Secure Communities, a ballot-question committee funded solely by Little Rock poultry magnate Ron Cameron.

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.

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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