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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. 

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.

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

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.

Family Council announces anti-legalization tour, radio ads

Family Council announces anti-legalization tour, radio ads

The Arkansas Family Council will host a series of community meetings across the state this month and will run radio ads to encourage the public to vote against legalizing recreational marijuana at the ballot box next month.  The Family Council, a conservative lobbying group headquartered in Little Rock, will host 25 meetings in towns across… View Article

Greenlight CEO plans to open 3 more stores if amendment passes

Greenlight CEO plans to open 3 more stores if amendment passes

Greenlight dispensaries expects to add three more Arkansas locations if voters pass an amendment to legalize recreational marijuana in November. John Mueller, CEO and co-founder of Greenlight, said he’s already had discussions with the owners of the three dispensaries his company operates in West Memphis, Helena-West Helena and Little Rock.  Greenlight operates 23 dispensaries in… View Article

Economic studies on cannabis amendment in the works

Economic studies on cannabis amendment in the works

Two economic studies on a proposed amendment to legalize recreational marijuana are in the works. A study by Responsible Growth Arkansas is expected this week while the state Department of Finance and Administration is working on another.

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.

Sen. Bledsoe and others urge Arkansans to ‘just don’t sign’ recreational pot petitions

Sen. Bledsoe and others urge Arkansans to ‘just don’t sign’ recreational pot petitions

At a press conference Thursday morning, Sen. Cecile Bledsoe and several conservative state and faith leaders warned Arkansans about the dangers of marijuana and implored voters not to sign petitions in favor of legalizing the drug.

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