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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.

Campaign underway for marijuana legalization

Campaign underway for marijuana legalization

Arkansas adults will be able to legally purchase marijuana for recreational use by February 2023 if a recently filed constitutional amendment proposal makes the ballot and is approved by voters next year.

Push begins for marijuana legalization in Arkansas

Push begins for marijuana legalization in Arkansas

Grassroots groups collecting signatures in hopes of making the ballot.

Medical marijuana thrives but possession arrests continue by the thousands

Medical marijuana thrives but possession arrests continue by the thousands

Though the number of recorded marijuana offenses in Arkansas declined modestly from 2018 to 2019, arrests remain far higher than they were a decade ago. A bill in the state legislature aims to change that.