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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.

Responsible Growth expects plenty of signatures, ready for legal battles

Responsible Growth expects plenty of signatures, ready for legal battles

Eddie Armstrong, the leader of Responsible Growth Arkansas, says his group will turn in more than enough signatures by next week’s deadline. Armstrong said his group, which has raised nearly $2 million, is also prepared for legal challenges.

Responsible Growth spends another $700,000 on signature process

Responsible Growth spends another $700,000 on signature process

Responsible Growth Arkansas spent more than $700,000 last month in its attempt to get recreational marijuana on the November ballot. The organization spent most of the money on the ballot signature process, according to campaign reports.

Adult use marijuana campaign making headway

Adult use marijuana campaign making headway

The industry-backed group trying to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas has collected more than 65,000 verified signatures and has spent more than $1 million in its attempt to make the November ballot, according to the group’s most recent financial report.

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.

Fults stops signature push for marijuana amendment, will instead work to defeat industry-backed effort

Fults stops signature push for marijuana amendment, will instead work to defeat industry-backed effort

Arkansas marijuana advocate Melissa Fults has ended her attempt to put a constitutional amendment legalizing recreational marijuana on the ballot this year and, instead, will devote her time to defeating a well-financed amendment supported by the state’s marijuana cultivators. 

Puff, puff, pass: comparing and contrasting the three petitions to allow adults to use marijuana recreationally in Arkansas

Puff, puff, pass: comparing and contrasting the three petitions to allow adults to use marijuana recreationally in Arkansas

Arkansans have a chance to add their names to three petitions for state constitutional amendments that would legalize recreational marijuana for adults. But the three proposals differ in how they would shape cannabis use in the state. 

Marijuana goes mainstream at expo, industry leaders talk about expanding to recreational users

Marijuana goes mainstream at expo, industry leaders talk about expanding to recreational users

Three amendments could make it on to the ballot in November to expand Arkansans’ legal access to marijuana. Former state Rep. Eddie Armstrong makes his pitch for why he thinks his is the best.

Group backed by cannabis cultivators files proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for adults

Group backed by cannabis cultivators files proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for adults

A group financed by state medical marijuana cultivators filed a proposal this week for a state constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana for adults.  

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.