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Marijuana for more: State could add new qualifying conditions but insiders say it’s unlikely

Marijuana for more: State could add new qualifying conditions but insiders say it’s unlikely

After a bid to pass recreational marijuana failed at the polls in November, attention could turn to adding new qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, but insiders say the process is difficult and success is unlikely.

David Couch reflects on the failed attempt to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas

David Couch reflects on the failed attempt to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas

We caught up with Couch to get his thoughts on the election, why he thinks the amendment failed and the prospects for a recreational marijuana amendment in the future. 

Support for amendment falls to 50.5% in latest poll, opposition rising in last month

Support for amendment falls to 50.5% in latest poll, opposition rising in last month

In the past month, support for a recreational marijuana measure in Arkansas has fallen eight points to 50.5% while opposition has risen 14 points to 43%.

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

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

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.

How we got here: A look back at the recreational marijuana petition process

How we got here: A look back at the recreational marijuana petition process

Responsible Growth Arkansas is expected to deliver more than enough signatures to the secretary of state on Friday for its recreational marijuana amendment. We take a look back at how we got here with a review of stories on the issue from Arkansas Cannabiz and the Arkansas Times.

Weekend reading: Recession, legalization and marijuana licensing

Weekend reading: Recession, legalization and marijuana licensing

Need some reading for the long weekend? Take a look at these articles that consider how a looming recession could impact the industry, a possibly accidental legalization in Minnesota and a look into marijuana licensing in Arkansas

A potential earthquake for the Arkansas marijuana industry

A potential earthquake for the Arkansas marijuana industry

Lawsuit challenges legislature’s ability to amend constitutional amendment. 

More than 50,000 Arkansans sign on for recreational marijuana

More than 50,000 Arkansans sign on for recreational marijuana

The industry-backed proposal is more than halfway to the ballot, but rivals pledge opposition.

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