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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

Responsible Growth to release second TV ad, promotes job creation

Responsible Growth to release second TV ad, promotes job creation

Responsible Growth Arkansas will release its second TV ad tomorrow, a day after an economic study estimated the group’s recreational marijuana amendment would boost the state economy by more than $2 billion and create 6,400 new jobs. The ad lists four reasons to vote for Issue 4, including the creation of “thousands of new jobs.”

Recreational marijuana would have $2.36 billion impact, create 6,400 jobs, study finds

Recreational marijuana would have $2.36 billion impact, create 6,400 jobs, study finds

Legalizing recreational marijuana would be a $2 billion boost to the Arkansas economy, create 6,400 jobs and generate $460 million in tax revenue, according to a study commissioned by Responsible Growth Arkansas.

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.

UPDATED: Supreme Court rules in favor of marijuana amendment

UPDATED: Supreme Court rules in favor of marijuana amendment

The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the votes should be counted on a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older.

Opposition group releases first ad, makes misleading claim from small hospital

Opposition group releases first ad, makes misleading claim from small hospital

Safe and Secure Communities, a group opposed to an amendment to legalize recreational marijuana, released its first TV ad this week. The ad says legalization in other states led to negative consequences in addition to making misleading claims about newborns testing positive for marijuana at a small Colorado hospital.

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.

Republican donors give $2 million to oppose marijuana

Republican donors give $2 million to oppose marijuana

Major Republican donors Ron Cameron and Richard Uihlein have donated $2 million to a group opposing recreational marijuana in Arkansas. Uihlein, a major Republican donor across the country, also funded the failed senate campaign of Jake Bequette and supported North Little Rock’s Will Jones in a race for prosecuting attorney.

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.

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