The campaign to expand marijuana in Arkansas continues to employ hundreds of paid petition canvassers, according to public documents Family Council Action Committee obtained via the Freedom of Information Act.

On Tuesday, Family Council Action Committee published the list of paid petition canvasser on its website. Under Arkansas law, paid petition canvassers must be residents of Arkansas. They must pass a criminal background check, and their information must be properly recorded with the Secretary of State.

Arkansans for Patient Access has until July 5 to collect 90,704 valid signatures from registered voters. The group has raised and spent more than $1.1 million their amendment campaign this year, according to reports filed with the Arkansas Ethics Commission.

Among other things, the marijuana amendment fails to limit the amount of THC that marijuana and marijuana products can contain.

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

The amendment lets people grow and use marijuana at home, and it would openly legalize marijuana in Arkansas if federal laws against marijuana are repealed.

The measure also repeals significant restrictions on marijuana advertising in Arkansas.

All of this would lead to more marijuana in Arkansas.

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