Last week Attorney General Leslie Rutledge rejected yet another recreational marijuana proposal.
The latest proposal was similar to measures the A.G. previously rejected. It effectively would have legalized marijuana despite the fact marijuana remains illegal under federal law.
Among other things, Attorney General Rutledge noted serious ambiguities in the proposal’s wording.
While we are glad the A.G. rejected this marijuana proposal, all of this underscores the fact that full legalization of marijuana is the endgame for marijuana supporters.
As we keep saying, every state that has legalized so-called “medical marijuana” has seen an increased push to legalize recreational marijuana. Now that Arkansas has “medical marijuana,” it makes sense that marijuana proponents would push for recreational as well.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.