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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

Thurston files document with Supreme Court stating amendment is not sufficient

Thurston files document with Supreme Court stating amendment is not sufficient

Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston filed a document with the Supreme Court stating that a recreational marijuana amendment is insufficient for the ballot based on the vote by a state board last month. The filing follows an order issued by the state Supreme Court Monday.

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.

Supreme Court places marijuana amendment on ballot provisionally; UPDATE: Responsible Growth comments

Supreme Court places marijuana amendment on ballot provisionally; UPDATE: Responsible Growth comments

The state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an amendment to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas should be placed on the ballot provisionally and the court will use and determine later whether votes on the measure should be counted.

More than signatures: Marijuana petition needs state board’s approval

More than signatures: Marijuana petition needs state board’s approval

Responsible Growth Arkansas is expected to turn in more than the required number of signatures for its recreational marijuana petition on Friday, but that’s not the last hurdle to get on the November ballot. The amendment must be certified by the state Board of Election Commissioners who will determine if the measure is misleading.