Above: A photo of illegal marijuana and weapons authorities reportedly seized earlier this month.

Earlier this month authorities in Arkansas reportedly seized illegal marijuana and weapons from out of state during a traffic stop.

In a press release, the Arkansas State Police wrote,

On Saturday, June 15, 2024, Arkansas State Police (ASP) stopped a white Mitsubishi SUV for a traffic violation on Interstate 40 East near the 79-mile marker in Pope County.

During a search of the vehicle, ASP Troopers discovered 10 pounds of high-grade, illegal marijuana and two weapons. The weapons included a .300 Blackout Pistol and a Glock 30 with an aftermarket “switch” attached, making the pistol fully automatic, which is illegal to possess.

The two men in the vehicle, identified as William Morgan, 23, of Alton, Illinois, and Jahmezze Holman, 25, of Waco, Texas, were arrested and taken to the Pope County Detention Center.
Morgan is facing felony charges for Perpetrating a Crime with a Machine Gun, Possession with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms. Holman has been charged with felony Possession with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Firearms by a Certain Person, and Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms.
Morgan told investigators that he was traveling from Oklahoma City to West Memphis.

We have written repeatedly about how marijuana’s legalization in other states has actually fueled the black market rather than weakening it.

California’s Unified Cannabis Enforcement Taskforce seized more than $312 million worth of illegal marijuana in 2023.

Oregon has been inundated by industrial scale marijuana cultivation sites operated illegally by organized crime and drug cartels. Some of these marijuana operations are tied to labor trafficking and violent crime.

Oklahoma authorities describe illicit marijuana as a problem that “plagues” their state.

Right now the group Arkansans for Patient Access is actively working to drastically expand marijuana in Arkansas.

The group has until July 5 to collect 90,704 petition signatures from registered voters to place the marijuana amendment on the ballot.

If passed, the amendment would give free marijuana cards to immigrants and out-of-state residents who come to Arkansas to use marijuana.

The amendment would guarantee marijuana growers and sellers a monopoly over the state’s marijuana industry.

Marijuana users would no longer need to show they suffer from a specific medical condition listed in state law — making it easier to use marijuana recreationally.

The measure also fails to limit the amount of THC that marijuana products can contain, and it repeals restrictions on marijuana advertising.

All of this would lead to more marijuana in the state.

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