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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.

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.

Medical marijuana expo provides exposure for cannabis industry in Northwest Arkansas

Medical marijuana expo provides exposure for cannabis industry in Northwest Arkansas

The Arkansas Times and the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association hosted the Medical Marijuana and CBD Wellness Expo in Springdale last weekend with an exhibit hall of cannabis businesses and a string of industry leaders participating in a discussion styled after “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis. The exhibit hall featured booths from dispensaries and other… View Article

Responsible Growth releases first ad, focuses on law enforcement

Responsible Growth releases first ad, focuses on law enforcement

Responsible Growth Arkansas launched its first TV ad this week, pitching its recreational marijuana amendment as a way to support law enforcement. A portion of recreational marijuana sales tax revenues will go to support stipends for certified law enforcement officers.

Responsible Growth raised $140,000 in July, more than $3.4 million in total

Responsible Growth raised $140,000 in July, more than $3.4 million in total

Responsible Growth Arkansas, the group pushing the Arkansas Adult Use Cannabis Amendment, raised $140,000 last month, a decline from the $1.25 million the group raised in June. The industry-backed group has raised $3.4 million since it formed last year.

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.

Hutchinson urges police association to oppose recreational marijuana amendment

Hutchinson urges police association to oppose recreational marijuana amendment

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson urged an association of police officers to oppose a proposed recreational marijuana amendment even though it directs a portion of tax revenue to a stipend for law enforcement officers.

Responsible Growth to file appeal to Supreme Court this week

Responsible Growth to file appeal to Supreme Court this week

Responsible Growth Arkansas intends to file an appeal to the Arkansas Supreme Court by the end of the week after its ballot title was rejected by a state commission Wednesday. The group’s proposed recreational marijuana amendment will not appear on the November ballot unless the group gets a favorable ruling from the Supreme Court.

Marijuana amendment rejected by state commission, needs Supreme Court to make ballot

Marijuana amendment rejected by state commission, needs Supreme Court to make ballot

The state Board of Election Commissioners rejected the ballot title of the industry-backed proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas during their meeting Wednesday. The amendment will not appear on the November ballot, barring a successful appeal to the state Supreme Court.

State board to consider marijuana amendment Wednesday

State board to consider marijuana amendment Wednesday

The state Board of Election Commissioners will meet tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. to determine whether a proposed amendment to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas should appear on the November ballot.

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