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Family Council announces 64 (actually 63) House Republicans oppose Issue 4

Family Council announces 64 (actually 63) House Republicans oppose Issue 4

Family Council Action Committee announced 64 state House Republicans oppose Issue 4. The list counted one representative twice, so the number is actually 63. We have identified the 15 House Republicans not listed on the Family Council’s list.

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%.

UPDATE: Responsible Growth raises $850,000, considerably outraises opposition groups

UPDATE: Responsible Growth raises $850,000, considerably outraises opposition groups

Responsible Growth raised $850,000 last month, considerably more than the opposition groups. Bold Team and Good Day Farm Arkansas chipped in $300,000 each, raising their total contributions to $1 million each.

$46 million will go to law enforcement, Responsible Growth TV ad states

$46 million will go to law enforcement, Responsible Growth TV ad states

Responsible Growth Arkansas made a small change to one of its TV ads to show that the amendment would generate an estimated $46 million for law enforcement over five years. An opposition leader stated last week that the amendment would not generate a significant amount for law enforcement.

Courts and states have eliminated residency requirements, Arkansas could join

Courts and states have eliminated residency requirements, Arkansas could join

Court rulings and changes to regulations in a number of states have eliminated residency requirements for cannabis businesses. If the voters pass Issue 4, Arkansas’s residency requirements will go away as well, a point opponents have identified as a reason to oppose the amendment.

Former governor opposes marijuana amendment, cites drug cartels and gullible people

Former governor opposes marijuana amendment, cites drug cartels and gullible people

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee says legalizing recreational marijuana in Arkansas will aid drug cartels and that the cannabis industry will “make a buck off of gullible people” in YouTube videos posted to the website of a marijuana opposition group.  Huckabee, a former Baptist preacher, speaks directly to the camera about what he says are… View Article

Cox downplays cannabis funding for law enforcement, Family Council kicks off tour

Cox downplays cannabis funding for law enforcement, Family Council kicks off tour

The Family Council Action Committee has kicked off its 26-city anti-legalization tour and leader Jerry Cox downplayed the money law enforcement would receive through the Arkansas Adult Use Cannabis Amendment. Legalization would create more drug addicts, Cox said.

Recreational cannabis opposition groups join forces, plan more TV ads, consultant says

Recreational cannabis opposition groups join forces, plan more TV ads, consultant says

Safe and Secure Communities, funded by Republican megadonors, and the Family Council Action Committee are working together in their fight against the legalization of recreational marijuana in Arkansas, according to a campaign consultant. The group hopes to raise more money and plans to run at least one more TV ad, the consultant said.

Responsible Growth, Family Council debate recreational marijuana

Responsible Growth, Family Council debate recreational marijuana

Jerry Cox of the Family Council and Eddie Armstrong of Responsible Growth Arkansas faced off on KARK’s Capitol View on Sunday, debating the Arkansas Adult Use Cannabis Amendment. Cox linked recreational marijuana to human trafficking and drug addicts, while Armstrong focused on regulation and economic development.

Responsible Growth reports contributions of $605,000, Cameron donates to second group

Responsible Growth reports contributions of $605,000, Cameron donates to second group

The industry-backed group trying to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas reported $605,000 in contributions last month and a balance of about half a million dollars. Meanwhile, an opposition group reported a $78,600 donation from business owner Ron Cameron, a day after another group reported a $1 million donation from Cameron.

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