A.G. Rejects Another Recreational Marijuana Measure

November 16, 2017 | Posted in Marijuana | By

Last week Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge rejected yet another attempt to legalize “recreational” marijuana in Arkansas.

The A.G.’s office said there were “fundamental defects in the submission” that prevented the measure from being approved. By our count, her office has rejected twelve similar measures since May of this year.

I hope you will thank Attorney General Rutledge for continuing to reject these flawed marijuana measures. You can call her office at 501-682-2007 or email oag@ArkansasAG.gov.

As we have said before: So-called “medical marijuana” is just a stepping stone. The endgame for marijuana’s supporters is — and always has been — full legalization.

You can read the A.G.’s full opinion here.

A.G. Rejects Twelfth Recreational Marijuana Measure Since May

October 24, 2017 | Posted in Marijuana | By

Yesterday Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office rejected yet another proposal to legalize recreational marijuana.

The A.G. rejected the measure due to ambiguities in its text.

This is not the first time Attorney General Rutledge has examined a recreational marijuana proposal. By our count, her office has rejected eleven similar measures since May of this year.

I hope you will thank Attorney General Rutledge for continuing to reject these flawed marijuana measures. You can call her office at 501-682-2007 or email oag@ArkansasAG.gov.

As we have said before: So-called “medical marijuana” is just a stepping stone. The endgame for marijuana’s supporters is — and always has been — full legalization.

Read the A.G.’s full opinion on the marijuana proposal here.

Here Are The Number of Applications to Grow, Sell Marijuana In Each County

October 17, 2017 | Posted in Marijuana | By

Recently some 300 businesses and individuals applied with the State of Arkansas to grow or sell so-called “medical” marijuana.

The state is still in the process of reviewing these applications — and likely will be for quite some time. Of all these applicants, five growers and 32 sellers will be approved by the state.

We sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Finance and Administration requesting information on the applications to grow or sell marijuana. Here’s a breakdown of what we have learned so far:

  • Marijuana-grower applications have been made in 41 of Arkansas’ 75 counties.
  • Marijuana-seller applications have been made in 53 of Arkansas’ 75 counties.
  • Altogether, there have been 228 applications to sell marijuana and 95 applications to grow marijuana.

The top 10 counties for marijuana applications are:

  1. Pulaski (9 growers and 26 sellers)
  2. Garland (3 growers and 22 sellers)
  3. Washington (7 growers and 17 sellers)
  4. Jefferson (13 growers and 8 sellers)
  5. Crittenden (2 growers and 15 sellers)
  6. Sebastian (3 growers and 11 sellers)
  7. Faulkner (12 sellers)
  8. Jackson (8 growers and 4 sellers)
  9. Benton (11 sellers)
  10. Craighead (1 grower and 10 sellers)

Twelve counties had no applications to grow or sell marijuana:

  1. Arkansas
  2. Ashley
  3. Calhoun
  4. Cleveland
  5. Hempstead
  6. Lafayette
  7. Lawrence
  8. Little River
  9. Logan
  10. Newton
  11. Perry
  12. Randolph

Below is a breakdown of marijuana applications by county:

County Marijuana Grower Applications Marijuana Seller Applications
Arkansas
Ashley
Baxter 2
Benton 11
Boone 3
Bradley 1
Calhoun
Carroll 2 5
Chicot 1 4
Clark 2
Clay 1 1
Cleburne 3
Cleveland
Columbia 1
Conway 1 2
Craighead 1 10
Crawford 1 3
Crittenden 2 15
Cross 1
Dallas 1
Desha 2
Drew 1
Faulkner 12
Franklin 1
Fulton 1
Garland 3 22
Grant 1
Greene 1
Hempstead
HotSpring 1 2
Howard 1
Independence 2 3
Izard 1 2
Jackson 8 4
Jefferson 13 8
Johnson 1 3
Lafayette
Lawrence
Lee 2
Lincoln 1
LittleRiver
Logan
Lonoke 2 3
Madison 1
Marion 1
Miller 3 6
Mississippi 1 2
Monroe 2
Montgomery 1 1
Nevada 1 1
Newton
Ouachita 1
Perry
Phillips 2 2
Pike 1
Poinsett 1
Polk 2
Pope 1 4
Prairie 1
Pulaski 9 26
Randolph
Saline 1 5
Scott 1
Searcy 1
Sebastian 3 11
Sevier 1 1
Sharp 2 3
St.Francis 4 2
Stone 3
Union 1 2
VanBuren 2 3
Washington 7 17
White 2
Woodruff 3 2
Yell 1
Total 95 228