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Not Authorized: Fults’ NORML label gets rebuke from national organization

Not Authorized: Fults’ NORML label gets rebuke from national organization

Melissa Fults is not authorized to speak on behalf of NORML when it comes to Issue 4, according to an email from NORML executives Thursday. Fults’ association with NORML is listed on the flyer for a panel discussion where she is scheduled to speak against the measure tonight.

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%.

Fact-checking the state fair flyer: What it gets right, wrong and in-between

Fact-checking the state fair flyer: What it gets right, wrong and in-between

A flyer at the Arkansas State Fair includes some misinformation about Issue 4. We checked out the flyer, point-by-point, to see what it gets right and wrong.

Guest column: Why Issue 4 is right for Arkansas and what Melissa Fults gets wrong 

Guest column: Why Issue 4 is right for Arkansas and what Melissa Fults gets wrong 

Issue 4 is a critically important stepping stone that will move cannabis reform forward in Arkansas. If Melissa Fults’ alliance with Jerry Cox of the Family Council is successful in defeating this amendment, her legacy will not be that of a cannabis advocate but that of a regressive crusader who compromised her ethics.

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.

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

UPDATED: Biden to issue pardons for simple marijuana offenses, review schedule status

UPDATED: Biden to issue pardons for simple marijuana offenses, review schedule status

President Joe Biden intends to pardon federal simple marijuana offenses and review marijuana’s classification under federal law. Updates to come. From Politico’s congressional correspondent: Big news here: Biden announces pardon of federal simple marijuana possession offenses and directs admin “to review expeditiously how marijuana is scheduled under federal law.” Marijuana reform stalled in Congress so… 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.

The count is on: Responsible Growth submits 192,000 signatures for adult-use marijuana amendment

The count is on: Responsible Growth submits 192,000 signatures for adult-use marijuana amendment

Responsible Growth Arkansas submitted more than 192,000 signatures Friday in its attempt to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas. Steve Lancaster, co-counsel for the industry-backed group, said he is confident the group will make the ballot and that the measure will pass.

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.

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