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UPDATE: Brittney Griner is coming home

UPDATE: Brittney Griner is coming home

Brittney Griner, basketball star and wife of Little Rock native Cherelle Griner, has been released from Russian custody.

Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association still planning justice agenda, details to come

Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association still planning justice agenda, details to come

The state cannabis industry association plans to pursue a push for legislative changes similar to those announced by President Joe Biden on the federal level, but the details have yet to be worked out, according to the group’s executive director.  The Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association announced earlier this month that it was committed to “pursuing… View Article

A glimpse into punishment for marijuana possession in Arkansas

A glimpse into punishment for marijuana possession in Arkansas

We asked the state Department of Corrections how many individuals are incarcerated for simple marijuana possession. The answer is complicated.

Hutchinson responds to Biden’s marijuana policy changes

Hutchinson responds to Biden’s marijuana policy changes

Governor Asa Hutchinson used his weekly address last week to respond to President Joe Biden’s changes to marijuana policy. Hutchison, the former head of the DEA, said he disagreed with rescheduling marijuana and said he would not issue “blanket pardons” to low-level marijuana offenders.

Americans support Biden’s moves to address cannabis issues, poll finds

Americans support Biden’s moves to address cannabis issues, poll finds

Americans support President Joe Biden’s plans to address cannabis issues, according to a poll released Tuesday from Politico/Morning Consult.  Nearly seven in 10 Americans support potentially changing the classification of marijuana under federal law as Biden announced on Thursday, Politico reported. Biden announced last week that his administration would examine whether to reclassify marijuana from… View Article

Gubernatorial race reactions: Jones responds, Sanders stays silent on Biden cannabis move

Gubernatorial race reactions: Jones responds, Sanders stays silent on Biden cannabis move

Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chris Jones issued a statement Friday in response to President Joe Biden’s announcement Thursday that he intended to pardon federal simple marijuana offenses. Biden also said his administration will review marijuana’s drug schedule status.  In Arkansas, the people rule. As governor, I would do what is right by and for Arkansans…. 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

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