Last Friday Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office rejected two proposals to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas.
The first proposal would let anyone 21 or older grow and use marijuana for medical or recreational purposes.
The A.G.’s offices noted a number of typos and errors in the measure, and ultimately rejected the proposal, saying the ballot title was “wholly inadequate” for a constitutional amendment.
The second proposal would let anyone 18 or older grow, sell, and use marijuana for any reason.
The A.G. rejected that measure as well, saying it was virtually identical to past marijuana proposals her office had rejected.
Attorney General Rutledge rejected at least 17 similar measures last year, and has rejected six recreational marijuana proposals so far this year.
As we have said before, marijuana’s proponents aren’t content with “medical marijuana.” The endgame is — and always has been — full legalization.
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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.