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Opposition group raises $284,000 last month, far less than Responsible Growth’s $8.5 million

Opposition group raises $284,000 last month, far less than Responsible Growth’s $8.5 million

Safe and Secure Communities reported raising about $284,000 last month, far less than the $8.5 million brought in by Responsible Growth Arkansas.

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.

Recreational cannabis opposition groups join forces, plan more TV ads, consultant says

Recreational cannabis opposition groups join forces, plan more TV ads, consultant says

Safe and Secure Communities, funded by Republican megadonors, and the Family Council Action Committee are working together in their fight against the legalization of recreational marijuana in Arkansas, according to a campaign consultant. The group hopes to raise more money and plans to run at least one more TV ad, the consultant said.

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.”

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.

Hutchinson reiterates opposition to recreational marijuana amendment

Hutchinson reiterates opposition to recreational marijuana amendment

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson reiterated his opposition to recreational marijuana with a tweet Friday that linked to Safe and Secure Communities, a ballot-question committee funded solely by Little Rock poultry magnate Ron Cameron.

Responsible Growth files final brief in Supreme Court case, awaits court’s ruling

Responsible Growth files final brief in Supreme Court case, awaits court’s ruling

Responsible Growth Arkansas filed the final brief today in the state Supreme Court cases that will determine whether to count the votes on a constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana. The filing follows others by the state and two opposition groups the Supreme Court allowed the intervene in the case.

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