A.G. Rejects Another Recreational Marijuana Proposal

August 7, 2017 | Posted in Marijuana | By

Last Friday Arkansas’ Attorney General Leslie Rutledge rejected yet another proposal that would legalize recreational marijuana.

According the A.G.’s opinion, the proposed amendment was virtually identical to one her office rejected last month.

By our count, this is the seventh recreational marijuana proposal the A.G. has rejected since May of this year.

As we keep saying: So-called “medical marijuana” is just a stepping stone. The endgame for marijuana’s supporters is – and always has been – full legalization of marijuana.

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

Benton City Council Places Moratorium on “Medical Marijuana”

July 26, 2017 | Posted in Marijuana | By

Monday night the Benton City Council voted to place a 90-day moratorium on marijuana businesses while the city council examines its options regarding zoning and regulating marijuana facilities.

KATV writes,

[Benton Mayor] Mattingly says he would rather the facilities not come to Benton period.

“I would rather not have one just to be quite honest with you,” said Mattingly. “I think it’s going to be a new and challenging thing, but it’s not going to be easy for anyone both in law enforcement and the public to accept.”

Mattingly says only one person has contacted the city expressing interest in opening a medical marijuana facility.

This report comes on the heals of a decision by the Hot Springs City Board of Directors to pass a resolution in favor of marijuana businesses.

Marijuana is a blight on the community. Fortunately, Benton’s leadership seems to recognize that.

A.G. Rutledge Rejects Yet Another Recreational Marijuana Proposal

July 24, 2017 | Posted in Marijuana | By

Last Friday Attorney General Leslie Rutledge rejected yet another recreational marijuana proposal.

The ballot measure was submitted by a man from West Fork. It would have let anyone 18 or older grow, possess, buy, sell, and use marijuana.

The A.G.’s office rejected the proposal, citing ambiguities in the ballot title.

This is at least the sixth recreational marijuana proposal Attorney General Rutledge has rejected in the past two months. Proponents of recreational marijuana seem bound and determined to place a measure on the ballot as soon as possible.

As we keep saying: So-called “medical marijuana” is just a stepping stone. The endgame for marijuana’s supporters is – and always has been – full legalization of marijuana.

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